Water Supplies for Fire Fighting

Rural and resource area property owners

The City suggests that property owners in rural and resource areas supply their own domestic water (minimum 20,000 litre tank) for potable (drinking) use and emergency structural firefighting purposes.

Water supply guidelines

The water outlet for domestic use should have a take-off point above the bottom of the tank that always leaves 10,000 litres of water in the tank for firefighting purposes.

At all times, each property should have a minimum 10,000 litres of water for fire-fighting and property owners are responsible for refilling any water used by firefighters at their own cost. The domestic vessel should be in an area that allows fire-fighters quick access to the water supply. Loop access should be provided to allow passage of more than one firefighting vehicle.

To enable standard access to this supply, each private domestic vessel should be fitted with a 40mm camlok with a blanking cap and ball valve at the bottom of the tank. This needs to be installed and maintained in a correct operating condition at all times at the property owner’s expense.

More information and contact

Please contact the City's Fire and Emergency Management area for more information on proposed prescribed burning areas on 08 9411 3444 or at [email protected].



City of Cockburn
Whadjuk Boodja
9 Coleville Crescent,
Spearwood 6163

PO Box 1215, Bibra Lake DC,
Western Australia, 6965

Office opening hours:
8.30am to 4.30pm
Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays)

Language Support

Cockburn Nyungar moort Beeliar boodja-k kaadadjiny. Koora, yeyi, benang baalap nidja boodja-k kaaradjiny.
Ngalak kaadatj dayin boodja, kep wer malayin. Ngalak kaadatj koora koora wer yeyi ngalang birdiya.

City of Cockburn acknowledges the Nyungar people of Beeliar boodja. Long ago, now and in the future they care for country.
We acknowledge a continuing connection to land, waters and culture and pay our respects to the Elders, past, present and emerging.