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SA Water Library

SA Water Library

The SA Water library provides information to help our staff do their jobs. Some parts of our collection may also be of interest to the public, including photos and artefacts. Please note public borrowing from the library is not available, but you can ask your local public library to borrow items on your behalf (inter library loans). Teachers can also borrow resources from the SA Water Library's School Collection.

Photos: Current and historical

Historic ImageWe have photos in our collection dating back to the 1860s. View some on Flickr or contact the library to access more of the collection. You can read more about SA Water's history here.

Historical photobooks

These history photobooks have been developed with a focus on specific regions of South Australia. They are free to download as apple ibooks and available to order in print direct from the printer.

A pictorial history of water in South Australia's South East

Water snapshot: Yorke Peninsula and northern South Australia

ArtefactsArtefact example

The library holds artefacts (physical objects) used in water construction around the state. Contact the library for more information.

Resources for South Australian teachers

We have a collection of primary and secondary student resources you can borrow to help teach water units.

If you are not registered to borrow, complete the SA Water Library registration. Terms and Conditions for using the library are here.

You can also:

SA Water's librarian is also available to help students with their SACE research projects.

Contact the library

The Library is staffed from Tuesday-Thursday. Public access to the library is by appointment only. Please call or email to make a time.

Phone: (08) 7424 1305

Fax: (08) 7003 3328

Email: library@sawater.com.au

The library is located at: SA Water House, Level 3, 250 Victoria Square/Tarntanyangga, Adelaide SA.

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  • 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
  • Shaftesbury Tce
  • Marino
  • 28/04/2017
  • Supply Interruption
  • Estimated start time (water off): 02/05/2017 09:00 AM
    Estimated restore time (water back on): 02/05/2017 04:00 PM

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

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