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.

The only persons permitted to access the hydrants are the fire service, our staff and contractors who use the hydrants for legitimate water supply activities.

What is a standpipe?

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

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Report illegal use today

If you see anyone illegally accessing a hydrant, please report it to [email protected].

Got a standpipe enquiry?

For general enquiries, please email the team at [email protected].