Dry Fire Hydrant Design #27 - Deployable Bridge-Mount Design, Harford County, MD
By President Mark Davis
February 6, 2020

Earlier this week we completed flow testing on two new bridge-mount DFH installations in Harford County, MD. Both of the installations required the use of our angle-mount design and both had flow test results in the 1300+ gpm range! Clearly, the use of a 1750 gpm pumper and a lift under 12 ft at both sites help produce these good results.

The process started back in late summer with an assessment of both bridges followed by some design work on our end. On the local FD end, folks worked to secure some grant funding and permissions from County government...owners of the bridge. In January, weather cooperated and installations were completed. The bridge-mount design allows for quick deployment using a minimum number of personnel (one or two usually) and in most cases, environmental permitting/study is not needed. The two installations featured in this News Story bring to a total of five such installations in the Whiteford area of Harford County, MD.