Standpipe hire and fire hydrant permit application

Apply to hire a Watercare metered standpipe and to get a permit to use fire hydrants.

Important information

Please note, standpipes should only be used when there is no other suitable source of water available.

1. Your details

2. Hydrant use details

3. Standpipe details

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Please note the minimum hire period is one year.
Proof of identification (e.g. copy of driver’s licence)/copy of your company purchase order (if applicable). Optional image upload (5 Mb limit) JPG, PNG or pdf files are accepted. We cannot accept .jfif files from mobile phones.

Please note - if you attach the incorrect file type you will receive an error page - please go back and change the file format.


Drawing water from fire hydrants is NOT allowed in the Rodney and Franklin areas. Watercare does not service the Papakura area, so please do NOT use our standpipes there.


Please note that, in accordance with the Standpipe Conditions of Hire, which can be found on our website.

  • Our standpipes must be returned in the same condition as they were supplied. The hirer will have to pay to repair any damage to the standpipe or water network.
  • The hirer is responsible for paying the annual hire fee and water charges. The water charges will be billed when we receive your monthly water consumption report before the 10th of each month.
  • The hirer must make sure that safety precautions are taken when using the equipment, both for their safety and the safety of others.

4. Authorisation

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