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EIR 1722 / April 2024 / Hydrant Information

Thank you for your request under the Environmental Information Regulations.

We can confirm that Essex County Fire & Rescue Service does hold the information you have requested.

Please see below the answer to your request.

Questions and final response:

Question 1 -I am writing a Fire Prevention Plan for a proposed wood processing and RDF bale storage yard at the following location: Baltic Wharf, Rochford, SS4 2HA.

The National Grid reference for the site is TQ 93408 95003.

Please can you let me know: the location of the nearest fire hydrant?


Please see the attached map showing the locations of hydrants within the area requested.

The nearest fire hydrant, No.49/449 is a statutory fire hydrant sited on a 100mm water main.


Question 2 - if it complies with BS 750?


Hydrant 49/449 complies with BS 750.


Question 3 – the flow of the water?


Essex County Fire & Rescue Service (ECFRS) do not flow test statutory fire hydrants.

The local Water Authority will be able to arrange a flow test on this particular hydrant.

You should contact them directly to arrange a test, if required.


Question 4 - if it is maintained by the F&R Service?


The hydrant 49/449 is maintained by ECFRS.


We hope this information is useful to you.




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