Complete your fire control plan using natural watering points

Mobilize New Water Resources. Use the thousands kilometers of rivers on our territorities for fire prevention in rural areas, mountains and forest fires.

The Water-Gate© dam enables now pumpers to take advantage from the entire hydrographical network. The slightest ru, stream or river becomes a natural waterhole that can be used by firefighters.

A trickle of 10 liters/s is sufficient to quickly supply 2 fire hoses.

Why choose the Water-Gate© Removable Dam for in-river pumping?

Water-Gate© Dam installation to pump water out of the river with a succion grate

Natural Water Points – Ditch – Small stream – River

The Water-Gate© Removable Dam allows to block in less than 5 minutes a low-rise stream and create a reliable and secure suction point at the dam, without risk to personnel, nor for the material.

Steps of the maneuver

Unroll the dam across the river, the leading edge facing upstream.
Center the cofferdam ensuring that the ends rise on the banks.
Immerse the leading edge at the bottom.
Standing on the leading edge until pressurization of the dam.
Ballast the leading edge with sandbags or stones taken from the river.
The WA Water-Gate© model has a large ground tarpaulin which allows staff to stand safely and avoids any risk of blockage of the strainer.

WA Range: Different products to improve the fire control plan by using the natural water points


scheme of the watergate cofferdam for aquatic works in river
*       Cofferdam designed without ballast: the flexible leading edge fits perfectly uneven ground
**     Exclusively for implementation in backwaters
***   A deep ground sheet that facilitates pedestrian passage and pumping without risk to the hoppers
**** Limit the risk of erosion especially on sandy bottom in case of overflow
Model Height Length Weight
WA 2115 53 cm 4,6 m 12 Kg
WA 2130 53 cm 9,1 m 23 Kg
WA 2150 53 cm 15,2 m 38 Kg
WA 2815 71 cm 4,6 m 18 Kg
WA 2825 71 cm 7,6 m 27 Kg
WA 2835 71 cm 10,1 m 41 Kg
WA 2850 71 cm 15,2 m 57 Kg