We understand that you may sometimes require an additional water supply outside of our normal supply arrangements. That’s why we offer a comprehensive standpipe hire service. These freestanding standpipes are fitted with a tap and can be attached to a hydrant to provide a water supply where there isn’t currently one available.

They are also fitted with a double-check valve that stops water going back into the water mains and a meter so that we can measure how much water has been used.

If you have any queries, want to hire a standpipe or just want to know more about our standpipe hire scheme, please contact us by email or call us on 01925 679498. Our operating hours are Monday to Friday 9am–4pm.

Only standpipes hired from our Standpipes Hire Team or a provider approved by United Utilities are approved for use on our network. Currently the only approved provider is Aquam Water Services.​ Anyone wishing to hire a standpipe must hold a Calm Network Operation Certificate which is awarded following the completion of an online training programme.

You can download our leaflet ‘Protecting your drinking water - use of standpipes’ here.

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