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. 

Who to contact

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 3 of the Hydrant infill program is currently being undertaken across WA.

Metro installations 

  • Number of new hydrants – 213
  • Construction dates – October 2016–July 2017

Regional installations

Location

Number of new hydrants

Construction dates

Mid West region

Spalding, Mahomets  Flats, Strathalbyn, Utakarra, and Waggrakine

94 April–June 2017
South West region
Donnybrook
43 May–June 2017
Great Southern region
Denmark, Ocean Beach and Shadforth
65 June–July 2017

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 –300
  • Construction – October 2016–July 2017

Regional areas

Location

Number of new hydrants

Construction dates

Mid West region
Beechlands
33 May–June 2017
Goldfields and Agricultural region
Beverley, Coolgardie, Kalgoorlie, Lamington and Boulder
40 May–June 2017

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 – 263
  • Construction – October 2016–July 2017

Regional areas

Location

Number of new hydrants

Construction dates

Great Southern region
Albany and Esperance
54 April–May 2017
Mid West region 
Bereford, Webberton, Spalding, Bluff Point, Wandina and Tarcoola Beach
40 May–June 2017
North West region
Kununurra, Broome, Wickham and Derby
13 tba

Goldfields and Agricultural region
Kalgoorlie, Lamington

5 May–June 2017


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