Old well in Keremeos tested by fire department

Reports of old well in downtown area being productive are false, based on fire department test

On Tuesday night April 16, 6 senior members of the Keremeos Fire Department and our main fire truck, Engine 151, did some drafting practice out of the old well located behind CIBC on 6th Street.

The well was pretty much rendered useless after 3 minutes using one 2 ½” fire nozzle flowing water at 250 GPM at 100 psi.

 

This is far below the recommended supply and flow rate of water for firefighting purposes in the downtown core of the Village of Keremeos put forth by the insurance industry.