There may be times when you need a supply of water outside of our normal service. In these instances hiring one of our standpipes could be the solution.
All of our 20mm standpipes are fitted with a meter to record usage and are stamped with an individual serial number to make them easily identifiable. They are also fitted with a double check valve and 20mm hose union bib tap.
To arrange a standpipe hire, please contact the Business Income Team on 0345 850 0514.
Standpipes are available for collection from two depots:
Our standpipes can only be used on washout hydrants. Details of the locations of these hydrants can be provided by our Operations Team by contacting them on 0345 717 1100.
Please note: the water supplied through hydrants is not suitable for consumption.
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Payment for the hire of a standpipe must be made upfront. We accept debit or credit cards (not AMEX), cheque, BACS or cash. A VAT receipt will be issued on receipt of payment.
This can be attached to a wash out hydrant to obtain a water supply where there is no water source, for example on a construction site.
A washout is visually different from a fire hydrant (see above). Fire hydrants are strictly for use by the relevant Fire Brigade and come under their jurisdiction.
This carries a fine of up to £1,000.00. Northumbrian Water are committed to taking action against those who choose to abstract in this manner.
If large volumes of water is required please make contact to discuss your requirements. Customers are strictly not permitted to use their own larger standpipe.
Yes we can issue a key with the standpipe, which must be returned at the end of the hire period.
We accept payments via debit or credit cards (not AMEX), cheque, BACS or cash.
The standpipe must not be modified in any way, if the apparatus is returned in such a condition that it cannot be rehired immediately the deposit will be retained.
Please refer to our charges scheme for cancellation charges.
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The standpipe is Northumbrian Water’s property so this should not be modified in any way. This includes safeguarding against frost damage during the winter. Please note that Northumbrian Water’s decision on these matters is final.
Please ensure the standpipe is drained after use by opening the tap and then rotating the apparatus upside down to allow any water in the meter to escape. In addition the metered standpipe should not be left outside or in site cabins or vehicles, where there is no insulation.