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Standpipes have long been an important resource for our region, providing access to water where it is otherwise scarce.

GWMWater now operates two types of standpipes; metered hydrants and swipe card standpipes.

Recent technological innovations are making the management of standpipes more convenient for our customers. As part of the State Government’s Drought Relief package, have have installed swipe card technology at 18 standpipes across the region.

The swipe card technology is solar powered, meaning that customers have 24-hour access to water for carting purposes. The swipe cards allow us to accurately record and bill for water usage for each user. They're also accessible to the CFA with keys, as metered standpipes are.

 

Apply for swipe card access

Regardless of whether or not you already have a permit for a metered standpipe, you will need to apply for swipe card access.

  1. Read and understand the conditions of hire on the application form
  2. Submit the form with a form of ID, such as a driver's licence
  3. If your application is approved, you'll hear back from us in writing within seven business days

MS word DOC icon svgSwipe Card Application Form and Conditions of Hire (220kB)

 

Apply for metered hydrant access

  1. Consider if you'll need a Permanent or Casual permit
  2. Read and understand the conditions of hire on the application form
  3. Submit the form with a form of ID, such as a driver's licence
  4. If your application is approved, you'll hear back from us in writing within seven business days

MS word DOC icon svgMetered Hydrant Application Form and Conditions of Use - Casual Hire (221kB)

MS word DOC icon svgMetered Hydrant Application Form and Conditions of Use - Permanent Hire (210kB)

 

Casual hire - For a hire period up to three months with a daily hire charge

Permanent hire - For a hire period over three months with a once off hire charge

 

Swipe card standpipe locations

 

West Wimmera Shire Council Standpipes

Town/Area Location
Apsley Laidlaw Street
Kaniva High Street

 

Pyrenees Shire Council Standpipe

Town/Area Location
Landsborough Cr Landsborough and Joel South Roads, Joel Joel

 

Northern Grampians Shire Council Standpipes

Town/Area Location
Great Western Cubbit Street
St Arnaud Preece Street
Stawell Haughton Street

 

Loddon Shire Council Standpipe

Town/Area Location
Korong Vale

Cnr Boort-Wedderburn Road and Borung-Wedderburn Road

 

Buloke Shire Council Standpipe

Town/Area Location
Charlton Cnr Yeungroon-Woosand Road and Yeungroon Road

 

Ararat Rural City Council Standpipes

Town/Area Location
Ararat Maude Street
Ararat Rhymney Road, Norval Dam
Elmurst High Street
Lake Bolac Mortlake - Ararat Road
Moyston Presbyterian Church Road
Pomonal Ararat - Halls Gap Road
Streatham Rossbridge - Streatham Road
Westmere Glenelg Highway
Wickliffe Walker Street
Willaura Main Street (outside CFA shed)

 

Further information...

How to use a swipe card standpipe

Our new swipe card standpipes are very easy to use and provide 24 hour access.

 

 

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