Fire Hydrant Assessment (Maintenance - ISO Compliance)
Available from M.E. Simpson Company, Inc.
Hydrants should be inspected on a regular basis, at least once a year. To maintain ISO certification, twice a year inspections need to be performed. Dry-barrel hydrants require two inspections per year, summer and winter, to mitigate the possibility of water freezing in the barrel. This is especially important in areas with high ground water where proper drainage could be affected.
Insurance ratings and ISO certifications are based in part, on the condition of the hydrants, and how closely they meet the standards for operation. Public safety depends on the ability to identify malfunctioning hydrants and being able to repair them in a timely fashion.