Fire Flow Test Requests

Fire Flow Test Requests

A fire flow test is performed to determine the maximum flow rate the water distribution system can deliver to make sure that adequate water supply is available for fire protection. Fire flow tests are typically requested by engineers, developers, contractors, fire-suppression sprinkler companies and/or insurance companies.

The tests provide actual pressure and flow data measured at specific fire hydrants so that we can be sure adequate water is available for fire-protection, sprinkler design, and sizing of domestic/fire service lines to ensure public safety.

To request a fire flow test, click below:

Fire Flow Test Request Form

if you have any questions or need further assistance click button below:

DPW Fire Flow Test Team

After submitting fire flow test request; you will receive an automated email response confirming your request has been submitted, Please print this email and send it with your Check payable to the Director of Finance in the amount of $820.00 to:

Baltimore City DPW - Attn: Water Analyzer Office
Office of Asset Management  
2331 N. Fulton Avenue - 2nd Floor
Baltimore, MD 21217

  • If the request is for an EXISTING building, please include a Google Map of the property.
  • If the request is for a NEW building, please include a site plan indicating where the service will connect to the main.

To request more information, please send an email to DPW.Fire Flow Test Team or call 410-396-0024 or 410-396-0009 between the hours of 8:30 am – 3:30 pm.