Some of the areas we call home are high risk fire danger areas.
We’re serious about preparing for bushfires and have plans ready to go on high risk and total fire ban days to help keep the water supply system working.
However, in the event of a bushfire, we can’t guarantee your water pressure or your water supply.
This could be due to:
electrical failure affecting the pumps that allow us to deliver water
fire trucks drawing water from the system
a burst water main
vital infrastructure being damaged by fire.
What you can do
Plan and prepare
Everyone in Victoria who lives near forest, bush, grassland or the coast needs to prepare their property for bushfire.
Bushfires can be unpredictable and stressful. Understanding what to expect and having a plan ready can help you cope.
Independent water supplies
As part of your fire plan, it's essential to be prepared with a water supply independent to mains water, such as groundwater bores.
Learn more about preparing for a bushfire with an independent water supply
Victorian bushfire information line
Provides important bushfire-related information 365 days of the year. Call 1800 226 226 free.
ABC Local Radio
You can also tune your radio to ABC local 774 for emergency information.