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
WA 211553 cm4,6 m12 Kg
WA 213053 cm9,1 m23 Kg
WA 215053 cm15,2 m38 Kg
WA 281571 cm4,6 m18 Kg
WA 282571 cm7,6 m27 Kg
WA 283571 cm10,1 m41 Kg
WA 285071 cm15,2 m57 Kg