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Fire hydrant condition assessment - update 2

Project duration:
April 2017 – December 2017

Hours of work:
Monday to Friday 7am - 4pm
excluding public holidays

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Project details:

This program of works includes the inspection of all 34,000 hydrants across the Gold Coast by early 2018. Although the City already maintains these hydrants, further testing will help determine the performance and condition of the fire hydrants and will allow us to identify those that require future maintenance.

Fire hydrants are designed to provide the Queensland Fire and Rescue Service (QFRS) with access to potable water in order to fight a potential fire in your neighbourhood. You can assist the QFRS, and your neighbours, by keeping the hydrant surrounds free of debris and dust.

Testing and painting of the fire hydrants in your street will be undertaken in the next four weeks and may occur anytime between Monday to Friday, 7am and 4pm. There are no expected interruptions to your water supply during these works.

An amount of water will be lost through each hydrant as it is tested. Capturing this lost water is not cost effective when compared to the cost of hiring a truck to capture any lost flow; however our officers will always endeavour to minimise water wastage.

Public impact:

Water pressure and flow testing may cause minor temporary water discolouration. Should this occur, please flush your water service before washing laundry to avoid staining. This can be achieved by running the tap furthest from the water meter for several minutes until the water runs clear. If air is trapped in the hot and/or cold water plumbing, it can be similarly flushed out.

For more information please read about our project for testing of fire hydrants in the Gold Coast region. Alternatively, you are able to contact us if you are experiencing any issues.

Areas affected:

The fire hydrant inspections will be conducted in the following suburbs:

  • Ormeau
  • Pimpama
  • Pacific Pines
  • Highland Park
  • Worongary
  • Merrimac
  • Clear Island Waters
  • Carrara
  • Tallai
  • Mudgeeraba
  • Robina
  • Reedy Creek
  • Elanora

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