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Rainbow Municipal Water District's Heli-Hydrant

In cooperation with North County Fire and CALFIRE, RMWD is currently in the process of building a "Heli-Hydrant" auxiliary water tank to help combat wildfires in our area.

 

What Is A Heli-Hydrant?

A Heli-Hydrant is a remotely activated snorkal system which enables helicopter pilots to access 5,000 gallons of water within 120 seconds in case of nearby fire emergencies. 

 

Where Will Rainbow's Heli-Hydrant Be Located?

May contain: landscape, nature, outdoors, scenery, and aerial view

The 15 foot diameter by 7 foot deep tank will be located adjacent to the Pala Mesa Tank. The tanks location is on top of a hill, which allows the pilot to have a 360-degree view of the nearby region. The proximity to the Pala Mesa Tank will ensure a quick delivery of water to the Heli-Hydrant tank in a matter of seconds. 

 

Why Build A Heli-Hydrant In Our District?

May contain: smoke

Due to the frequency of fires in our communities, RMWD saw a need to assist firefighters by expediting the delivery of water to their helicopters.

 

Here Is An Article From The Village News Regarding Rainbow's Heli-Hydrant

Click Here for Village News Heli-Hydrant Article

 

Below You Can See The Heli-Hydrant Being Constructed.