Project goal:

State-wide program to replace hydrants and valves to improve the security and reliability of water supply.

Status:

In construction

Delivery Date:

Ongoing

What's happening?

This work will replace ageing infrastructure to help prevent leaks and breaks and ensure our hydrants comply with current fire management standards.

  • Hydrant replacement -  a hydrant is a connection point for firefighters to access water from the local water supply scheme.
  • Valve replacement -  a valve controls the flow of water through the water pipes.

How will this impact the community?

  • Most hydrants and valves are located in residential verges.
  • There may be an increase in noise, dust and activity. Residents may notice more vehicles and noise near their property if they live near a hydrant or valve.
  • This work may require temporary interruptions to your water service. If a temporary water supply interruption is required to complete the work safely and flush the network before the supply is turned back on:
    • All attempts to avoid and reduce impact to the community will be considered before progressing work.
    • We will aim to keep water outages under 6 hours.
    • Residents will be notified at least 48 hours before a planned water outage.
    • Residents may notice reduced pressure once water has been switched off. This will slowly return to normal after work is complete.
    • We will turn the water back on slowly to minimise air in the pipes and water discolouration.
  • Our construction methods may mean unavoidable impact to properties, roads, footpaths and verges, including reticulation. Access to footpaths may be restricted and will be made safe until permanently repaired. Disturbed driveways or verges will be restored to original condition once work is complete. We will work closely with customers impacted by this.
  • Traffic management will be in place where required.
  • Customers may notice a tanker in the area. This will be used to collect excess water. This water is re-used where possible.

We remind customers living in high bushfire risk areas that an independent water supply is necessary, should you choose to stay and actively defend your home. All efforts are made to maintain scheme water supply during a bushfire, however damaged infrastructure or a cut to power may result in a total loss of water. See Bushfires & water supply for more information.

We have been working with the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES) to ensure fire hydrants across the state are compliant with agreed design standards.

As part of this commitment, we are currently undertaking essential maintenance to upgrade the fire hydrants across WA.


Where is hydrant and valve maintenance taking place?

This table outlines the regional locations where hydrant and valve maintenance is taking place for the Mid West region.
Where Dates Status
Carnarvon February - May 2024 In progress
Geraldton May 2024 Not started
 Northampton  April 2024  Not started
Woodridge May 2024 Not started

This table outlines the regional locations where hydrant and valve maintenance is taking place for the Goldfields and Agricultural region.
Where Dates Status
Kalgoorlie July-August 2023 Completed

This table outlines the regional locations where hydrant and valve maintenance is taking place for the Great Southern region.
Where Dates Status
Albany To be confirmed Not started
Boddington To be confirmed Not started
Brookton May 2024 Not started
Broomehill  April 2024  Not started
Esperance To be confirmed Not started
Narrogin To be confirmed Not started
Wagin April 2024 Not started

This table outlines the regional locations where hydrant and valve maintenance is taking place for the South West region.
Where Dates Status
 Augusta  January - March 2024  In progress
 Australind  February - March 2024  In progress
Bridgetown To be confirmed Not started
 Capel  January - February 2024  In progress
 Margaret River  December 2023 - April 2024  In progress
Nannup April - May 2024 Not started
Pemberton April - May 2024 Not started
 Peppermint Grove Beach  February - March 2024  In progress

This table outlines the regional locations where hydrant and valve maintenance is taking place for the North West region.
Where Dates Status
Broome Mid 2024 Not started
Fitzroy Crossing Mid 2024 Not started
Karratha December 2023 - March 2024 Not started
Kununurra Mid 2024 In progress
Onslow Mid 2024 Not Started
Roebourne December 2023 - March 2024 In progress
Wickham December 2023 - March 2024 In progress


Where Dates
Mid West region  
Bindoon Completed March 2023
Bolgart Completed March 2023
Calingiri Completed March 2023
Dongara Completed Nov 2022
Moora Completed Jan - April 2023
Port Denison Completed Nov 2022
Yerecoin Completed March 2023
Goldfields and Agricultural region  
 Bruce Rock Completed Dec 2022
Cunderdin Completed May 2023
Kalgoorlie-Boulder Completed Jan - April 2023 
Kellerberrin Completed Oct - Dec 2022
Laverton Completed May 2023
Leonora Completed April - May 2023
Merredin Completed April 2023
Northam Completed April - May 2023
Tammin Completed Jan 2023
 Wiluna  May 2023
 Wongan Hills  Completed Dec 2022
Great Southern region  
Esperance Completed March - April 2023
 Katanning  May 2023
 Wagin  May 2023
South West region  
Augusta Completed Feb 2023
Australind Completed Feb 2023
Boyup Brook Completed March 2023
Bridgetown Completed March 2023
Capel Completed Nov 2022
 Collie  Completed in Jan 2023
 Dunsborough  March - April 2023
 Eaton  Completed Feb 2023
 Harvey  Completed Dec 2022
 Leschenault  Completed Feb 2023
 Picton  Completed Feb 2023
 Waroona  Completed Jan - March 2023
North West region  
Karratha Completed Sept 2022
 Newman  Completed
Point Sampson Completed 2022
Port & South Hedland Completed Nov 2023
Wickham Completed Oct 2022