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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

Non-potable water is not disinfected and there is no protection against bacteria that may contaminate the water. This means that the water is not fit for such things as drinking, food preparation, ice making, cleaning of teeth or any other human consumptive purposes. 

West Wimmera Shire Council Standpipes

Town/Area Location Water Quality
Apsley Laidlaw Street Non-potable water
Kaniva High Street Non-potable water

  

Northern Grampians Shire Council Standpipes

Town/Area Location Water Quality
Great Western Cubbit Street Drinking water
Landsborough Cr Landsborough and Joel South Roads, Joel Joel Non-potable water
St Arnaud Preece Street Drinking water
Stawell Haughton Street Drinking water

 

Mildura Rural City Council Standpipes

Town/Area Location Water Quality
Ouyen

Vine Lane, Ouyen

Non-potable water
Patchewollock Cnr of Old Walpeup Road and Hopetoun-Walpeup Road Non-potable water

  

Loddon Shire Council Standpipe

Town/Area Location Water Quality
Korong Vale

Cnr Boort-Wedderburn Road and Borung-Wedderburn Road

Non-potable water

 

Horsham Rural City Council Standpipes

Town/Area Location Water Quality
Dooen

Longerenong Road

Non-potable water
Horsham Old Hamilton Road Drinking water

 

Buloke Shire Council Standpipes

Town/Area Location Water Quality
Charlton Halliday Street Drinking water
Charlton Cnr Yeungroon-Woosand Road and Yeungroon Road Non-potable water

 

Ararat Rural City Council Standpipes

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

 

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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