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?
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?
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
Below You Can See The Heli-Hydrant Being Constructed.