In the United States and Canada, the National Fire Protection Association sprinkler systems, commonly called NFPA, is the standard for design and code approval. The requirements of a fire suppression system design are dictated by various Building Codes. Many of our firewater tank features support these standards for your project: MaxAccess™ (roof hatch), SeeLevel Blue™ (level gauge), ladder, safety cage, roof platform, hand rail, PosiFill™ (inlet nozzle, valve, float, and hardware assembly), test return, MaxAccess™ (manway or bulkhead side entry), Halcyon Assembly™ (vortex inhibitor), and at minimum exceed the American Water Works Association (AWWA D103) Standards for bolted steel tanks. Firewater tanks provide protection and are used for a variety of applications including to supply water for fire sprinkler systems, a source of water for firefighting, to create a fire perimeter, and some are located at fire departments to fill up trucks. An amazing fact is that firewater tanks directly support the water infrastructure.  Fire systems have added these tanks to their design because of the sprawl of larger and larger footprints of commercial and industrial facilities, which use fire pumps that are built to extract water from the source at such a great rate and volume, that without the tank and its correct design (NFPA 22) these pumps can literally collapse the infrastructure water source piping.