Private fire hydrants are located on water mains that are not owned by, or the responsibility of, a water company such as Anglian Water. These are generally located on large sites such as hospitals, military establishments, and industrial estates, but may also be installed to provide cover for specific risk properties. Private hydrants are the responsibility of the owners/occupiers on whose land they are installed.
Private hydrants should be installed in accordance with the appropriate British Standards and should be compatible with Fire and Rescue Service equipment.
Where private hydrants are installed they should be maintained in good working order by the responsible person(s). They should be inspected and tested in accordance with relevant British Standards, especially if they have been identified on Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service risk file information sheets and the responsible person has identified them as a reliable water source for fire fighting.
Maintenance and testing service
Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service offers a service to maintain and test private hydrants. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.