#TankedTuesday – Sherwood Forest Campground

#TankedTuesday – Sherwood Forest Campground

[ezcol_1third]Location: Lesterville, MO[/ezcol_1third] [ezcol_1third]Tank Finish: Powder Coated[/ezcol_1third] [ezcol_1third_end]Application: Fire Protection[/ezcol_1third_end]

[ezcol_1third]Industry: Fire Protection[/ezcol_1third] [ezcol_1third]Tank Standard: AWWA D-103[/ezcol_1third] [ezcol_1third_end]Capacity: 43,300 Gallons[/ezcol_1third_end]

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Superior Tank Co., Inc. partnered with the Murray Company to install a new 43,000 gallon fire protection storage tank for the Sherwood Forest Campground in Lesterville, MO. Recently, Sherwood Forest Campground engaged in an aggressive building campaign to provide additional staff and camper cabins, an education center, new dining hall and kitchen, and a new health lodge to the campgrounds.

Problem: Several of the new buildings required fire sprinkler protection to meet Life Safety codes.  The campground and buildings are spread out over a very large parcel of ground with varying terrain and little proximity to each village of cabins and gathering buildings.  The project cost to provide individual water holding tanks and fire pumps at each building was beginning to seem cost prohibitive.

Solution: Murry Company designed an advanced pump system to use in conjunction with the existing 6” domestic water supply line, which was sensitive to pressures, water volume, flow demands and supply of water. The pressure created by the pump would be adequate enough to provide water for the fire sprinkler system for an extended period of time over the long distances between the buildings. To compliment this pump system, Superior Tank was selected as the preferred storage tank manufacturer for our ability to provide the highest quality fire protection bolted steel tank, meeting all standards outlined by NFPA-22, for the most cost-effective price.

Result: By integrating the new pump system and storage tank with the existing 6” domestic water supply line, the project was able to remain in budget and make best use of design to provide water to each building requiring sprinklers.  The utility line, now used as the common denominator ran to each location, serves multiple purposes for the camp; acting as a storehouse of water and providing day to day use of domestic water.

We first want to thank Murray Company! It was a pleasure working with your team on this project. Sherwood Forest Campground, thank you for all that you do for the youth of Missouri & Illinois. It is wonderful what you are doing here with this amazing camp, so keep up the good work!

To learn more about the camp and their community efforts, click on the link below to head to their site:

Sherwood Forest Campground

Sherwood Forest Campground serves children from low-income families and underserved communities in Missouri and Illinois, who live at or below the federal poverty line. They strive to establish and sustain long-term relationships with each camper, their families, and the agencies and schools that serve them. By balancing traditional camp adventures with evidence-based programs that reinforce and support school-year learning, Sherwood Forest connects with, educates, and inspires the youth of St. Louis.


Murray Company

Founded in 1959, Murray Company offers program management, design build, and construction management services to healthcare organizations throughout the Midwest. We assist healthcare providers with everything from strategic and market analysis to design and construction. Our wide array of services and early involvement has given us a complete understanding of the challenges and opportunities our clients face today. This knowledge, combined with a strong belief in client satisfaction, has built a foundation for Murray Company to assist our clients as they serve their communities.


Superior Tank

Superior Tank Co., Inc (STCI) is the industry leader and has been manufacturing and installing Bolted Steel Storage Tanks since 1984. Our Operation centers are located in California and Texas allow us to service the entire United States and the ability to load the bolted tanks in shipping containers allows us to service the entire world. STCI meticulously manufactures each bolted steel tank using only quality materials and the latest in manufacturing technology. The end result is the best storage tank in the industry. STCI was the first to apply factory powder coatings to the bolted tank resulting in greater product life span. Our in-house engineering staff will custom design the tank for your project.