Hydrant & valve replacement programs

Essential maintenance to hydrants and valves across WA.

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Project goal:

Essential work to install new hydrants and replace valves on existing hydrants

Status:

In construction

Delivery Date:

Ongoing

We are currently undertaking essential maintenance to upgrade fire hydrants across WA. The project will ensure current safety standards are met and that all areas have access to the required number of hydrants.

The project will ensure the number of hydrants and distance between them meets requirements.

  • hydrant infill 
  • hydrant replacement 
  • valve replacement

Community impacts

We do our best to minimise disruption. However, this work may require temporary interruptions to your water service in the coming weeks. 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. 

Who to contact

Where are the new hydrants being installed? 

We are currently consulting with local councils to assess and prioritise areas for the 2020 Hydrant Infill work.

Metropolitan installations

Location Number of new hydrants Dates
City of Bayswater
Morley 14 2019
City of Mandurah
Mandurah 11 October 2019
Wannanup 4 2019
Shire of Murray
North Yunderup 17 October 2019
Ravenswood 16 September 2019

Regional installations

Location Number of new hydrants Dates
Goldfields & Agricultural region
Toodyay 26 April 2019
Mid West region

Bindoon and Lancelin

46

March 2019

Karakin, Ledge Point and Kalbarri 32 April 2019
South West region
Greenbushes and Nannup 28 November to December 2018
Allanson, Boyup Brook and Darkan 28 February 2019
Great Southern region
Kojonup, Muradupand Katanning 75 February 2019
Nyabing, Pingrup, Woodanilling, Kukerin, Kendenup and Drome 46 March 2019
Goode Beach, Mount Melville, Emu Point, Robinson, Gledhow, Kalgan, Lower King, Mount Elphenstone, Wellstead, Porongerup, Dudinin and Karlgarin 58 April 2019
Newdegate, Kondinin and Pingelly
30 May 2019

Community impact

We do not anticipate this work to cause any disruptions to your water supply. In rare cases where a temporary interruption is necessary, we will endeavour to notify customers at least 48 hours’ prior.

We are committed to ensuring that any areas, including home verges and driveways, impacted by our work will be returned as close to original condition as practically possible.

Hydrant and Valve replacement 

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?

Regional maintenance

Where

Number of hydrants & valves affected by work 

Dates

Mid West region


Carnarvon 134 November 2019 to February 2020

Goldfields and Agricultural region

 
Kalgoorlie and surrounding areas 43 2020
Northam 16 2020
 Great Southern region    
 Albany 130
Denmark/Mt Barker/Kojonup 82 2020


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