Dry Fire Hydrant Design #41 - Part 2 - The Flow Test - Cecil County, MD
By President Mark Davis
June 10, 2021

On June 6th we were able to flow test our Fire Tower Road bridge-mount dry fire hydrant installation in Cecil County, Maryland. Using Community Fire Company of Rising Sun's Engine 813 (2,000 gpm), a flow of 1,093 gpm was achieved using a Hose Monster flow diffuser as the measurement device. The test hit our goal of 1,000 gpm but most likely could have been higher....however, we stopped the test due to the run-off going back into the stream....we did not want to wash away the embankment. Lift at the bridge was 11.0 feet.