Hydrant & valve replacement programs

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Project goal:

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

Status:

In construction

Delivery Date:

2015–19

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. 

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Following a review of the 70,000 fire hydrants across WA, Water Corporation and the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES) found gaps in the network. It was identified an additional 2,900 fire hydrants were needed. This will ensure the fire hydrant network meets our standards for maximum spacing and DFES’ Fire Hydrant Guidelines for installation. 

Where are the new hydrants being installed?

Stage 4 of the Fire Hydrant Infill program has now been completed. The suburbs listed below are currently being assessed for new hydrant locations and will form Stage 5 of the program. Work will begin in November 2018 and is expected to finish mid-2019.

Metro installations

Location Number of new hydrants Construction dates
Two Rocks To be confirmed (TBC) Early 2019

Regional installations

Location Number of new hydrants Construction dates
Mid West region    
 Kalbarri, Karakin, Lancelin, Ledge Point TBC January - May 2019
South West region    
Greenbushes, Nannup,  28 November - December 2018  
Pingelly,  Woodanilling TBC January - May 2019 
Great Southern region     
Katanning, Kojonup  TBC January - 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 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 maintenance taking place?

Metropolitan areas

  • Number of hydrants affected by work, approximately 100
  • Construction – January–May 2019

Regional areas

Location

Number of new hydrants

Construction dates

Mid West region
Beachlands, Geraldton and Wonthella
To be confirmed (TBC) January–May 2019

Goldfields and Agricultural region
Kellerberrin, Corringin, Norseman, Coolgardie, Boulder, Kalgoorlie, Lamington, Piccadillu Williamstown 

TBC January–May 2019

Valve replacements

We are also currently undertaking essential maintenance to upgrade and replace valves across WA. 

Where is valve replacement taking place?

Metropolitan areas

  • Number of valves affected by work, approximately 140
  • Construction – January-May 2019

Regional areas

Location

Number of new valves

Construction dates

Mid West region 
Beachlands, Cape Burney, Carnarvon, Drummond Cove, Exmouth, Geraldton, Karloo, Mahomet Flats, Moresby, Narngulu, Spalding, Sunset Beach, Three Springs, Utakarra, Waggrakine, Wandina and Wonthella  
TBC January–May 2019
North West region
Broome
TBC January–May 2019

Goldfields and Agricultural region
Northam, Noresman, Tammin

TBC January–May 2019


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