Standpipes

Under the current water restrictions, we have suspended access to our fire hydrants. This means, until further notice you will not be able to use your standpipe to access water.

All current hireage contracts will be put on hold and be extended by the duration of the suspension when restrictions are lifted. Anyone found using a standpipe while restrictions are in place will have it confiscated.

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What is a standpipe?

A standpipe is a portable device used to draw water directly from a fire hydrant on watermains.

Throughout Auckland we have about 47,000 fire hydrants, which are essential for firefighting. Hydrants are for firefighting purposes only – any other use is discretionary and limited by us. Apply to hire a standpipe

Who can use standpipes?
How do I hire a standpipe?
What are the charges?
How do I use a standpipe?
Standpipe rules
Monthly reporting and billing