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Adelaide Desalination Plant Tours

Adelaide Desalination Plant Tours

Did you know the Adelaide Desalination Plant is operational? Come on a free tour to learn more and follow the journey seawater takes from sea to tap.   

What does the tour involve?

Tours begin at the Kauwi Interpretive Centre, also located at the plant and run for about 1.5hrs. At the Kauwi Centre you’ll view a short presentation and learn about how and why the plant was built, how the process works and view video under water footage of our infrastructure in the Gulf St Vincent.  You will also be able to taste desalinated water straight from the plant for the very first time before being taken on tour to look inside the main reverse osmosis process building and visit the control room.   

Who's it for?

Anyone is welcome. Tours are suitable for all general community, TAFE, University, High School and industry groups of between 10 - 30 attendees.

Children must be over the age of 8 and accompanied by an adult.  Please note, guests must be able to negotiate getting in and out of a bus to take part in the tour.

Book a tour

For further information please email community@sawater.com.au or phone 7424 2223.

  • Major faults

  • Reported

  • Various suburbs
  • 15/03/2017
  • Water Quality
  • Some Adelaide Hills customers may notice changes in the taste and/or smell of their tap water, as we work hard to reduce the impact of an algal bloom in the Summit Reservoir.
    The algal bloom is causing a naturally occurring compound called geosmin, which can affect water taste and odour, but is harmless to health. The water remains safe to drink.
    We expect customers in the following areas may notice this change: Mount Barker, Balhannah, Oakbank, Verdun, Hahndorf, Heathfield, Stirling, Crafers, Lenswood, Lobethal, Woodside, Brukunga, Mount Torrens, Birdwood, Gumeracha, Kersbrook, Cudlee Creek, Wistow, Nairne, Littlehampton, Strathalbyn, Clayton, Milang, Langhorne Creek and Bridgewater.
    We have made changes to our treatment processes at the Summit Water Treatment Plant to reduce the level of geosmin in the water.    
    Our testing shows no algae has been detected in the network and it has been completely removed as part of our normal treatment process.
    If our customers have any questions or concerns, please contact us on 1300 SA WATER.
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  • Scheduled works

  • Underway
  • Rose St
  • Prospect
  • 26/04/2017
  • Supply Interruption
  • Estimated start time (water off): 27/04/2017 10:00 AM
    Estimated restore time (water back on): 27/04/2017 03:00 PM

    We’re committed to improving your services and are undertaking maintenance work in Prospect. Water supply in the surrounding area may be impacted during the above times. Traffic restrictions may also apply.


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