In cooperation with North County Fire and CAL FIRE, RMWD is currently in the process of building a rapid aerial water supply to help combat wildfires in our area.
What Is A Rapid Aerial Water Supply?
A rapid aerial water supply 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 Rapid Aerial Supply 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 rapid aerial water supplyin a matter of seconds.
Why Build A Rapid Aerial Water Supply 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 Rapid Aerial Water Supply
Below You Can See The Rapid Aerial Water Supply Being Constructed.
Some videos with the progress of Rainbow's Rapid Aerial Water Supply
First Rapid Aerial Water Supply in San Diego County in cooperation with Rainbow Municipal Water District, CAL FIRE San Diego and North County Fire Protection District is nearing completion.
ABC 10 News San Diego coverage of the District's Progress:
Rainbow's Rapid Aerial Water Supply Being Tested