Fifteen Hills suburbs to get 177 new fire hydrants

Fifteen Hills suburbs to get 177 new fire hydrants

FIRE hydrants will be installed in 15 suburbs in Perth’s east as the state government spends $12.5 million over five years to install 2900 extra hydrants across WA.

The Perth Hills area will benefit from 177 new fire hydrants to be installed by the Water Corporation in April.

Water Minister Mia Davies said Orange Grove, Bickley, Walliston, Pickering Brook, Lesmurdie, Kalamunda, Gooseberry Hill, Carmel, Wooroloo, Boya, Helena Valley, Swan View, Mount Nasura, Jarrahdale and Byford will all receive new hydrants.

“About 1100 fire hydrants have been installed since the five-year program began in 2015, in both the metropolitan and regional areas,” Ms Davies said.

The corporation will also begin work later this month to install 395 new hydrants in 26 regional towns across the state.

“The corporation has consulted with local government authorities, Main Roads WA and the Department of Fire and Emergency Services to determine locations for the new fire hydrants,” the Minister said.

“Community advice was also crucial to ensure the best possible locations were chosen, and I thank community members who helped.”

Ms Davies reminded people living in high bushfire risk areas that they should still have an independent water supply if they choose to stay and actively defend their home during a bushfire.

“While the corporation will do all it can to maintain scheme water during a bushfire, damaged infrastructure or a cut to power may result in a total loss of public water supplies,” she said.

Click here for more information about the program.