United Utilities

We are an authorised standpipe supplier for the hire of equipment within the United Utilities area.

Our contact details are:

0151 257 7992


Unit 1, St Michaels Industrial Estate, St Michaels Close, Widnes, WA8 8TL

Our team are on hand to assist both new and existing customers with the standpipe application process and ensure that you receive your metered standpipe quickly and efficiently.

Standpipe Applications

If you would like to process a standpipe application or receive a quote, please complete the below application form and a copy of your application/quote will be emailed to you and the depot for processing.

Please be aware that you must have an account with us to be able to place an order.

If you don’t currently have an account, please complete our Credit Account Application via the link on this page.

Our depot opening hours are 7.30am to 4.00pm Mon - Friday.


Standard Charges

Long term hire

25mm standpipes charged at £460 per annum

40mm standpipes charged at £625 per annum

Short term hire

25mm standpipes charged at £35 per week

40mm standpipes charged at £58 per week

Water Usage

- £1.9800 per cubic metre

(all prices exclude V.A.T)

Delivery & Collection

We are able to deliver standpipes within the United Utilities area for a charge – Price on application, alternatively customers may prefer to collect from their nearest available depot.

Please note you will need to contact the Office prior to your requested collection date to arrange the Off‑hire.

Meter Readings

All our standpipes are now supplied with smart meters that allow us to obtain meter readings remotely. On occasions we will request a meter reading from you and this can be supplied to us by:

Phone – 0151 257 7992

E-Mail – unitedutilities@aquamcorp.co.uk

Customers may also use the Meter Readings Form on this webpage.

Calm Network Operation Certificate  

Before the commencement of standpipe hire the user must undergo free on-line “Calm Network” certification training this is mandatory in the U.U. Area

To speed delivery, the user name and calm network certificate number should be quoted at the time of order so that we can generate the hire contract.

Please contact Martin Hoey who manages ​the training for us, on 0772 400 5616 and he will email you the link ​& coupon required to complete the training.

​The user/operator MUST have a valid Calm Network Operation Certificate which is awarded following the completion of ​the online training.

Opening and closing the hydrant must be managed in a SLOW controlled manner as to prevent any sudden changes in the pressurised flow of the main, which can result in transfer of natural sediment from the pipework being fed along the network.

Standpipe Application Form

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