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Standpipe Hire
Standpipe Hire

Shoalhaven Water hires metered standpipes to customers who wish to extract water from Shoalhaven Water's water main for use on development sites, water cartage, road works, landscaping and wherever access to water is limited.

water standpipe Businesses can hire standpipes for developments or roadworks.

Shoalhaven Water have 25mm and 65mm metered standpipes for hire on a quarterly basis, and we also offer the option for contractors and water carters to fill up their tankers at bulk water filling stations. 

Shoalhaven Water would like to remind customers that when hiring a standpipe from us the hirer agrees to abide with the AS3500 requirements of the NSW Code of Practice Plumbing and Drainage which ensures no form of cross connection or contamination can occur to the Shoalhaven potable water supply. We would also like to advise that it is illegal to use stndpipes other than those hired from Shoalhaven Water in the Shoalhaven area of operation.

How do I hire a Metered Standpipe?

    Step One
    Read Shoalhaven Water’s Metered Standpipe Hire Agreement.

    Step Two
    Submit the online Metered Standpipe Hire Request.

    Step Three
    Upon receipt of the Hire Request, you will be emailed an invoice which must be paid prior to or on pickup of the standpipe. If you choose to pay the invoice online you will need to provide a receipt number, or if you are paying at the counter you will need to present the invoice.

    Standpipes can be picked up from Shoalhaven City Council's Nowra Administration Building, Bridge Road Nowra.

    Standpipe Hire Rates:

    Our fees are made up of the following:

    • Hire Charge – charged at a quarterly rate with 1st quarter payable on pickup
    • Deposit – paid on collection of standpipe, to be refunded on return
    • Usage Charge – as per current water usage charge per kilolitre

    How do I return the Metered Standpipe?

    Upon return of the standpipe the meter will be read and water usage charges will be deducted from the refundable deposit. Please note that if the standpipe is damaged, full refund may not be given

    Prohibited Areas

    Within the Standpipe Hire Agreement there is a list of areas within the Shoalhaven Water reticulation system that are low pressure areas. The drawing of water from hydrants to fill water tankers is prohibited at all times. If water is drawn from these areas and Shoalhaven Water receives complaints of no water or dirty water all costs for attending to these complaints will be charged to the departments or registered standpipe hirer/s that are drawing water.

    Furthermore, should damage occur to the hydrant/main through the use of standpipes at these locations, the cost of any repairs will be the responsibility of the persons found to be using the hydrant/main in the prohibited area.

    Bulk Water Filling Stations

    Bulk water filling stations offer a cheap and convenient means for contractors, water carters and rural customers to access drinking water. Shoalhaven Water have stations available for use in Kangaroo Valley and Tomerong. Customers wishing access to the Bulk Water Filling Stations must apply to Council for an account and access key using the Metered Standpipe Hire Request.

    For further information regarding Standpipe Hire contact Shoalhaven Water on 02 4429 3214.