Wormald is encouraging its customers to achieve water savings through a more water efficient fire testing regime. As a leader and innovator within the Australian fire protection industry, they are supporting customers who want to further reduce their water consumption during necessary regular servicing and testing of wet fire protection systems.
During the last decade, Australians have reduced their average water consumption by 20 to 30 percent, thanks largely to the community’s support for a wide range of both household and commercial water saving initiatives.
By embracing the most recent industry-developed benchmark maintenance standard – Australian Standard, AS 1851-2005 for fire system maintenance – the number of wet tests can be reduced from one every week to one per month. The new testing regime’s individual tests are more comprehensive, plus there is required surveying and reporting for the building owner, including more detailed logbooks and records.
The new fire testing regime is designed to reduce the risk of systems failing to operate when needed. The combination of these new processes and the reduced frequency of tests will result in a significant amount of drinking water being saved each year.
Recognising the considerable water savings to be made through this new fire testing, Wormald has set itself a goal to save 120 million litres of water in Sydney each year. On a national scale, the company’s target is 600 million litres of water per year; the amount of water required to fill more than 13,000 average-sized swimming pools.