Bostonís fire hydrants are color coded to indicate low or high pressure. This information is critical for fire fighters and others, especially in the event of an emergency. You should never paint a hydrant, as it is important that they are visible and identifiable.
The following represent the most commonly used standard details for water and wastewater projects by the Boston Water and Sewer Commission. Other non-standard details are available upon request through the Engineering Department. The user should be aware that the Commission updates its standard details on a regular basis.
|A-01||Typical thrust restraint details|
|A-03||Typical connection to existing fitting|
|A-04||Typical Connection to Exist Fitting for C+CL Project|
|A-05||Typical trench detail of water main in firm ground|
|A-06||Typical trench detail of water main in ledge|
|A-07a||Typical fire hydrant connection for high or low service line|
|A-07d||Typical fire hydrant connection for high pressure|
|A-08||New offset water main|
|A-09||Typical water pipe connection with tapping sleeve and gate valve|
|A-10||Typical water connection for 3/4" and 1" service pipes|
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