Project goal:

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


In construction

Delivery Date:


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
  • Valve replacement

How will this impact the community?

Most hydrants and valves are located in residential verges and residents will notice more vehicles and noise near their property if they live near a hydrant or valve. We do our best to minimise disruption and any disturbed driveways or verges will be restored to original condition once work is complete.

This work may require temporary interruptions to your water service.. If this is the case, we will be sure to notify you at least 48 hours prior.

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.
Where Number of hydrants & valves affected by work Dates
North West region
 Newman  50 September to December 2020
Mid West region    
Jurien Bay 81 November 2020 to January 2021
 Bindoon 26   January to February 2021
 Gingin  7  January to February 2021
Goldfields and Agricultural region    
Merredin 90 September to December 2020
Southern Cross 11  November 2020 to January 2021
Marvel Loch 26 December 2020 to January 2021
Great Southern region    
 Katanning  78  January to February 2021
 South West region    
 Manjimup 38   January to March 2021