Xerxes Fire Protection Water Tanks

Fiberglass underground tanks for fire-protection water are in high demand as a result of increased regulations and insurance industry requirements. Whether it is a sole source of water in rural areas or as a standby water reservoir to supplement a pressurized municipal water system, a Xerxes tank provides maintenance-free, corrosion-resistant water storage.Xerxes-UST-on-Truck.jpg

System design options utilizing fiberglass underground tanks are recognized in NFPA 22, Water Storage Tanks for Fire Protection Systems, as well as NFPA 1142, Water Supplies for Suburban and Rural Fire Fighting.

Features of Xerxes fire protection water tanks:

  • Corrosion-resistance - Avoid obvious corrosion concerns associated with long-term storage of water by using a tank made from fiberglass which is immune to rust.
  • Shop-Fabricated, Watertight Design – Our fiberglass tanks offer distinct watertight performance advantages over products that require field assembly with gaskets and liners.
  • Custom-Design Flexibility – Fiberglass tanks offer project designers a wide-range of design flexibility and accessories to meet site specific needs.

A Xerxes underground tank used as a water reservoir has many advantages over an aboveground tank used for the same purpose. For instance, it does not occupy valuable property that could be used for parking or other needs, and it makes the property aesthetically pleasing. Also, since the tank is buried, it does not require the expensive protection against water freezing that might be necessary with an aboveground tank.

A growing trend is to use a water tank as a dual-purpose tank, such as for potable water and fire-protection water. A Xerxes fiberglass tank using NSF-listed resin is ideally suited for such dual-purpose applications.