Accessing Water from Standpipes

For rural farming and domestic use

Standpipes are located across the Shire for obtaining potable water for rural farming and domestic use. Access is aimed at rural consumers who are not connected to Parkes Shire’s reticulated water supply network.

Standpipe access varies throughout the Shire from automated use with access cards obtained from Council to standpipes that are maintained or monitored by a Council agent or community representative.

For automated access to a standpipe, an application must be lodged with Parkes Shire Council along with proof of address or business purposes, along with payment of a security deposit to receive an access card.

Access approval is issued under Section 68 of the Local Government Act.

Information for Water Carters & Application Forms

Standpipe Locations & Access

TownAddressAccess Details
ParkesSaleyards Road (next to the Pound)Access Card required from Parkes Shire Council.
CookamidgeraFlagstone StreetAccess Card required from Parkes Shire Council.
TrundleRailway ParadeAccess Card required from Parkes Shire Council.
AlectownGoobang Street (adjacent to the Rural Fire Service)Access only by approved users in the immediate vicinity. Contact Joan Vandervord for key 02 6865 3200
Bogan GateEdols StreetAccess Card required from Parkes Shire Council.
Peak HillPeak Hill Sewage Treatment Plant (Warrah Street)Access Card required from Parkes Shire Council.
TullamoreCnr Kitchener and Cornet streetsAccess Card required from Parkes Shire Council.