Metered hydrant standpipes
Under certain circumstances a metered hydrant standpipe can be hired to draw bulk water from the town water supply.
There are four sizes of standpipe – 25mm, 32mm, 65mm or 65mm Low Flow. Each size is restricted to certain uses. Please refer to the Potable water permitted uses checklist (PDF).
To obtain a permit to use the standpipe, you will need complete an Agreement for the sale of potable water using a metered hydrant standpipe 2013-2014 (PDF).
Please allow 24-48 hours for your application to be processed. Unitywater will notified you about the outcome of your application and an appointment will be made for the collection of the standpipe. On the day of your appointment, you will be required to pay the relevant fees before collecting the standpipe.
Please ensure that you read the terms and conditions which are included in the Agreement for the sale of potable water using a metered hydrant standpipe 2013-2014 as they form part of the permit.
How to obtain a permit:
Step 1: Ensure your operators have attended compulsory metered hydrant standpipe training. A list of training organisations that offer MHS training are listed below:
Civil Construction Training Services (CCTS)
PO Box 184, Caboolture
Phone: 07 5496 6314 / 0410 549 838
Civil Train Queensland
11 Hi-Tech Court, Eight Mile Plains
Phone: 07 3360 7933
Fax: 07 3360 7944
PACCT Pty Ltd
77-79 Nairn Road, Morayfield
Phone: 0419 646 369
Step 2: Complete an application for a Metered Hydrant Standpipe Permit.
- A long term permit will be issued on an annual basis for 12 months and are renewed annually on 1 July.
- A short term permit will be issued for 14 days from date of hire.
- A permit application must be completed per standpipe request.
- All operators who will be using the standpipe must be listed on the application (attach list if more than 1 person).
- If filling a vessel, you must provide a copy of the current backflow prevention certificate with your application.
Step 3: Submit your Metered Hydrant Standpipe Logbook on a monthly basis
It is a requirement of the standpipe permit that you record all standpipe use including hydrant location, delivery location, operator name and standpipe reading. Logbook entries must be received by Unitywater on or before the end of each month via fax 5420 0777 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.