The North South Interconnection System Project (NSISP) consists of a range of works which 'connect up' our northern and southern water supply networks.
Prior to the NSISP Adelaide's water supply system was roughly split at the River Torrens into a northern system (supplied through the Hope Valley and Anstey Hill Water Treatment Plants) and a southern system (supplied through the Happy Valley Water Treatment Plant). The NSISP now allows SA Water to move water across one connected system - improving water reliability for Adelaide. Water from the Adelaide Desalination Plant is also being distributed throughout the whole water supply network.
The NSISP is an important component of the State Government's Water for Good strategy to secure water for the future.
What was delivered for the NSISP?
The NSISP is providing the following infrastructure elements:
- Central Pipeline (Gilberton to Hope Valley)
- Eastern Pipeline (Clapham to Wattle Park) and a small portion on Grand Junction Road (Hope Valley)
- Northern Pipeline (Nelson Road)
- Western Pipeline (Grange Road)
- Clapham Pump Station
- Wattle Park Pump Station
- Gilberton Pump Station
- Northern Pressure Reducing Valve Station (Gulfview Heights)
- Seacliff Park Mini Hydro and Pressure Reducing Valve Station
- Terminal Storage Pressure Sustaining Valve Station (Hope Valley)
- Wattle Park Pressure Sustaining Valve Station
- Smaller upgrades to the metropolitan network.
What's happening now?
Most project elements have been constructed and are operational. Construction is being finalized for the Seacliff Park Pressure Reducing Valve Station, as well as a number of smaller upgrades to the metropolitan network.