Three Reasons Alberta Municipalties Use EJ Fire Hydrants

 EJ fire hydrants are lightweight and easy for field operators to maintain.

EJ fire hydrants are lightweight and easy for field operators to maintain.

Typical fire codes require all hydrants to be operated and inspected annually. This requires city crews to test and repair hundreds of hydrants every year. EJ hydrants make this work faster and less expensive.

Municipalities in Alberta are adding EJ to their list of approved hydrants because of these three points:

  1. Light, Easy to Move
    Made from ductile iron instead of heavy cast iron, EJ hydrants can easily be disassembled and moved around by one person.
  2. Fewer Parts Inside
    Do you know many parts are out there in a typical hydrant?  Between 80 and 120 parts!  EJ’s simplified hydrant design uses less than 40 parts. This means that the hydrants are easier to learn and repair and maintenance jobs are faster and less complex.
  3. Simpler Inventory
    Only 40 parts to purchase, inventory and store in city public works depots and trucks. Managing hydrants that only use 40 parts is a lot easier than hydrants that use 80 to 120 parts.

EJ and Martech can reduce your hydrant workload. Is your town or city facing challenges with hydrant testing and maintenance?