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Fire Cisterns by ACI

FIRE CISTERNS are reliable year round
water sources for fire fighting.

FIRE CISTERNS are reliable year round water sources for fire fighting, often required when there is no central piped water supply in the area. Providing such a fire cistern in compliance with the local fire department’s design and storage volume requirement may reduce insurance premiums and create a valuable emergency water resource available to the entire community.

There are many different capacities, sizes and layouts available. ACI’s standard tank measures 7’ wide by 6’ tall inside dimensions, length varies. This standard tank is manufactured, delivered, set and assembled all by the ACI crew. Tank can be supplied as a single tank or two tanks in series. For large capacities the tank to measure 10’ wide by 8’ tall. The weight of these sections require a crane for setting.


For larger view click on pictures


For larger view click on pictures

A complete piping package is available from ACI to include sch 40 welded steel piping and fittings or sch 40 PVC. The fill line generally 4” with a 2 ½” hose connection. The suction line to be 6” or 8” with a 4” or 6” dry hydrant connection above, and a 4’ square orifice plate at the floor. The gooseneck vent to be the same size as the suction line. Manhole risers with frames and covers or hatches are provided for tank access. Concrete bases with concrete filled pipe available for bollards. The complete package is installed by the ACI crew.

Underground water storage tanks remain ice free, rarely propagate algae or bacteria, and are far less likely to be the target of vandalism or graffiti. Underground water supplies have minimal “visual impact” and therefore maintain property values of nearby commercial or residential lots.

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The NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) has published guidelines regarding the location and volume for fire cisterns based on the property or structure it is designed to protect. Please consult with your local Fire Chief about any such project before you start planning for an underground water storage tank.

American Concrete Industries

1022 Minot Avenue
Auburn ME 04210 USA
(207) 784-1388 - Fax (207) 783-4039
For more information ask for
Bob Poirier or Matt Engelman

1717 Stillwater Ave.
Veazie, ME 04401 USA
(207) 947-8334 - Fax (207) 947-3580
For more information ask for
Shawn MacDonald or Opie MacDonald

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