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

Metro installations 

  • Number of new hydrants – 15
  • Construction dates – May 2018

Regional installations

Location

Number of new hydrants

Construction dates

Mid West region
Guilderton, Woodridge, Eneabba, Nilgen

84 June - September 2018
South West region
Naturaliste, North Greenbushes, Northcliffe, Pemberton, Prevelly, Yarloop, Kirup, Myalup, Yallingup
61 May - September 2018
Great Southern region
Cranbrook, Dudinin, Kalgarin, Tambellup, Wellstead, Cuballing, Frankland River, Little Grove, Porongorup, Walpole 
83 May - September 2018
Goldfields and Agricultural region
Clackline, Mokine, Seabird
 15  May - September 2018

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 – 82
  • Construction – January–June 2018

Regional areas

Location

Number of new hydrants

Construction dates

Great Southern region
Albany and Cranbrook
37  April–June 2018
Mid West region
Geraldton, Morawa, Seabird and Carnarvon
52 March–June 2018

Goldfields and Agricultural region
Kalgoorlie, Northam and York

32 April–May 2018

South West region
Margaret River, Bridgetown, Greenbushes, North Greenbushes, Pemberton

 50 April–May 2018

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 – 658
  • Construction – January-December 2018

Regional areas

Location

Number of new valves

Construction dates

Great Southern region
Albany, Esperance, Boddington and Williams
21 April–May 2018
Mid West region 
Geraldton, Morawa, Carnamah, Carnarvon, Exmouth and Lancelin 
75 March–June 2018
North West region
Kununurra
4 March–April 2018

Goldfields and Agricultural region
Dalwallinu, Northam, Beverley, Clackline and Merredin

30 April–May 2018


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