Positive Community Engagement
Consistent Reports & Communication
Documented OHSE Procedures
Fire Hydrant Flow Testing
Ensuring the performance of the thousands or tens of thousands of hydrants in a water utility network is a challenging task. HTC Group has a proven track record of working with the community and water utilities to safely and accurately test many thousands of hydrants.
Our engineers manage safety and quality and our lean operational team ensure overheads stay low to keep prices competitive.
Street Hydrant Markers
Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) require fire hydrant indicators to be visually identifiable from both directions by the approaching fire truck crews to easily identify the location of the hydrant at all hours.
HTC can assist with the supply and installation of blue cats eye markers, yellow reflective thermoplastic directional arrows and the painting of the hydrant lids for easy identification.
Keeping hydrant and valve assets accessible and in good working order ensures the fire brigade can effectively respond to fires and the water utility can perform maintenance and planning activities. HTC can assist to clean, inspect, test, exercise and report on asset condition. We work with you to ensure drawings and GPS co-ordinates are accurate and reliable.
Regular communication is key to any successful project. We stay in regular touch to keep you informed of project progress and any incidents.
Summary reports are updated and shared on a weekly basis. This can include project progress against the schedule, test results summary, flow distributions and a heat map to help visualise how flow test data can be applied to drive decisions in other areas of your business.
We can also report on asset locations using GPS to help you keep your GIS records accurate.
Safety & Environmental
Working near roadways on water assets presents a number of risks. HTC Group has OHS&E and Quality Management Plan’s that document our commitment to mitigating these risks.
Our Quality Management methodology minimises the probability of damaging assets, damaging property, ergonomic injuries and community complaints. We comply with the Manual for Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) while working near roadways.
We have the capability to measure and mitigate the risk of chlorine in drinking water contaminating waterways.
HTC have zero recordable OHS&E incidents or claims against insurance. We hold $20M PL and $5M PI insurance.
Water Utility Clients
Urban Utilities (UU, formerly QUU) engaged HTC Group to help maintain the high level of performance of their street spring hydrants. Our team was able to identify components in the reticulation main that were contributing to reduced flow and estimate the increase in flow if the components were replaced. This helped UU to allocate its maintenance budget in an efficient, data-driven, manner. This project was completed with zero variations in time or cost.
UU engaged HTC Group to quantify the effect of newly installed booster pumps. Pressure loggers were installed at a number of locations and water was drawn from the most disadvantaged hydrants in the network to quantify the baseline data for the booster pumps over the full range of operating conditions.
The Logan Water Infrastructure Alliance (LoganWIA) engaged HTC Group to conduct flow testing on thousands of hydrants in the Logan network that were installed prior to 1980. Data was entered directly into the GIS ahead of schedule with zero cost variations.
Barwon Asset Services
Barwon Asset Services (BAS) engages HTC to measure the flow and pressure available for new service connections.