SA Water’s third party access program makes water and sewerage infrastructure available to businesses and other organisations.
SA Water has pioneered third party water transportation services in Australia. We have been transporting water for other businesses for nearly 20 years. Currently, we have more than 90 transportation customers, including big schemes such as Barossa Infrastructure Limited (BIL) and the Clare Valley Peak Water Transportation Scheme. We transport about 11 GL of water annually. The volume transported is growing every year.
To discuss technical feasibility, connection requirements, and pricing, please contact:
Manager of Business Solutions
(08) 7424 1379
As part of our contribution to the economic development of South Australia, SA Water actively encourages approaches from businesses or organisations seeking access to its water and sewerage infrastructure. We encourage new projects that lead to new investment and new jobs.
As of 1 July 2016, South Australia has a statutory third party access regime. This provides a formal path for access proposals. It requires SA Water to provide some information on application. It empowers the Essential Services Commission of South Australia (ESCOSA) to oversee access arrangements. It also provides a conciliation and arbitration regime for the resolution of any disputes that may arise.
To use the statutory access regime, businesses and organisations will need to take full responsibility for water security, including purchasing their own water entitlements and allocations and managing any conditions or restrictions. Access tariffs under the statutory access regime are set according to a formula based on the gazetted statewide retail price for water, with some adjustments.
You are not obliged to apply for access under the statutory regime. The statutory regime is not intended to replace commercial negotiations. However, you do have the legal right to use the statutory regime if you wish to do so.
To find out more, you can register your interest for statutory third party access.