With the "GREEN" movement, the use of retention/detention, first flush technology and rainwater harvesting has become more widespread to reduce the environmental impact of development and population growth, especially in municipalities with finite water resources. LEED architects, engineers and builders have long recognized Highland Tank's protected steel water tanks for their strength, durability and functionality. With the addition of our new HighDRO®-Pure systems, we are continuing our commitment to protect the environment and conserve our precious natural resources to benefit our world today and tomorrow.
In many cases, fire protection water storage tanks provide the water necessary for fire suppression purposes inside the building, such as sprinkler and standpipe systems. Sometimes it is not possible to supply the required flow rate or volume of water for firefighting purposes from the public water supply. These circumstances call for the use of a fire water storage tank.
Decontamination wastewater is wastewater generated as a result of decontamination activities performed at medical facilities that may contain CBRN substances. Decontamination tanks are holding and storage tanks for CBRN or HazMat Decontamination at military, healthcare, first responder, and industrial facilities.
Hospital and medical center fire protection system designs present unique challenges to plumbing engineers due to the sensitivities of the hospital environment. Hospitals are often heavily populated with people and expensive equipment. For those reasons and more, it is essential for hospitals to have a reliable water storage tanks for fire protection in place in case of a fire.