Tours & Presentations

Tours & Presentations

Learn about water supply and wastewater services in our state. Community and industry groups are invited to tour our treatment plants or have an SA Water staff member talk about our services.

We offer:

  • presentations about water and sewerage in South Australia
  • tours of our water and sewage treatment plants
  • walks, history and games at the Kauwi Interpretive Centre at the Adelaide Desalination Plant.

Bolivar Sewage Plant

Presentations

Water in SA Presentation

Have an SA Water expert talk to your group

Did you know before water gets to your tap it goes through an extensive treatment process? Learn about water supply in South Australia: from catchment to tap.

Here at SA Water we have the huge task of supplying 135 billion litres of water every year to metropolitan Adelaide alone. That's about 540,000,000,000 cups of water.

Learn where your water comes from, how it is treated and how we can protect this precious resource.

Where?
We can provide talks at your place or ours. If you come to us, it will be held at SA Water House, 250 Victoria Square, Adelaide.

Who is it for?
Groups of 10 or more people. Children must be over the age of 10 and accompanied by an adult. For incursion school presentations please refer to our Brainwave School Program.

How long?
The presentation is one hour.

Bookings
Click here for metropolitan dates and to make an online booking.

Sewage Treatment Presentation

Every time you have a shower, flush the toilet or pull a plug out of a sink, you are using the sewerage network. More than 250 million litres of sewage arrives at one of Adelaide's treatment plants every day. SA Water recycles about 27,000 million litres of sewage every year.

We use this recycled water for irrigation and flushing your toilet.

Treating sewage is both complicated and expensive. It is also vital to the good health of the community and is an essential part of protecting our environment and our quality of life. There are many things  you can do to make this process easier.

Learn how sewage is treated and recycled in South Australia – and how you can play your part.

Where?
We can do this at your place or ours. If you come to us, it will be held at SA Water House, 250 Victoria Square, Adelaide.

Who is it for?
Groups of 10 or more people. Children must be over the age of 10 and accompanied by an adult. For incursion school presentations please refer to our Brainwave School Program.

How long?
The presentation is one hour.

Bookings
Click here for metropolitan dates and to make an online booking.

Please note we need three weeks' notice.

Desalination Presentation

Learn how we turn seawater into drinking water! Hear how and why the Adelaide Desalination Plant was built, and see behind the scenes footage of the construction, and how water enters and leaves the plant.

Where?
We can do this at your place or ours. If you come to us, it will be held at SA Water House, 250 Victoria Square, Adelaide.

Who is it for?
Groups of 10 or more people. Children must be over the age of 10 and accompanied by an adult. For incursion school presentations please refer to our Brainwave School Program.

How long?
The presentation is one hour.

Bookings
Click here for metropolitan dates and to make an online booking.

Please note we need three weeks' notice.

Tours

Water Treatment Tour

Let us show you what happens at a water treatment plant - take one of our tours!

Did you know before water gets to your tap it goes through an extensive treatment process? Learn about water supply in South Australia: from catchment to tap.

Here at SA Water we have the huge task of supplying 135 billion litres of water every year to metropolitan Adelaide alone. That's about 540,000,000,000 cups of water.

On this tour you  will:
Take a walking tour of our Happy Valley Water Treatment Plant.

Who can take the  tour?
Groups of 10 to 30 people can take the tour. Children must be over the age of 10 and accompanied by an adult. Guests must be able to negotiate stairs and rough surfaces. This tour is suitable for general community groups, TAFE and University classes, industry groups and senior high school classes. For primary school classes, please refer to our Brainwave School program.

How long?
The tour takes one hour.

Bookings

Click here to make an online booking

If the available dates do not suit your group, you are welcome to request an alternate date via this booking form. Please be aware that tour guides or public access to the plant may not be available on your requested date.

Sewage Treatment Tour

Let us show you what happens at a wastewater treatment plant - take one of our tours!

Every time you have a shower, flush the toilet or pull a plug out of a sink, you are using the sewerage network. More than 250 million litres of sewage arrives at one of Adelaide's treatment plants every day. SA Water recycles about 27,000 million litres of sewage every year.

We use this recycled water for irrigation and flushing your toilet.

Treating sewage is both complicated and expensive. It is also vital to the good health of the community and is an essential part of protecting our environment and our quality of life. There are many things  you can do to make this process easier.

Learn how sewage is treated and recycled in South Australia – and how you can play your part.

On this tour you will:
Take a walking tour of either our Bolivar or Christies Beach Wastewater Treatment Plant.

Who can take the tour?
Groups of 10 to 30 people can take the tour. Children must be over the age of 10 and accompanied by an adult. Guests must be able to negotiate stairs and rough surfaces. This tour is suitable for general community groups, TAFE and University classes, industry groups and senior high school classes. For primary school classes, please refer to our Brainwave School program.

How long?
The tour takes one hour.

Bookings
Click here to make an online booking for Christies Beach

Click here to make an online booking for Bolivar

If the available dates do not suit your group, you are welcome to request an alternate date via this booking form. Please be aware that tour guides or public access to the plant may not be available on your requested date.

Port Lincoln Uley South Basin Tour

SA Water invites you to join us in showcasing the fascinating local groundwater supply at Uley South Basin in a once off community tour.

On this tour you  will:
See the naturally occurring sink holes, pumping stations and incredible landscape while hearing history and intriguing facts from local staff who manage the supply.

Who can take the  tour?
Groups of 8 to 30 people can take the tour. Children must be over the age of 8 and accompanied by an adult. Guests must be able to negotiate stairs and rough surfaces. This tour is suitable for general community groups,

Tour length 
The tour takes approximately four hours

Bookings

Click here to make an online booking

Desalination Tour

Visit the Adelaide Desalination Plant and Kauwi Interpretive Centre to learn about the desalination process and the project.

Open only for groups by appointment.

In the local Kaurna language, Kauwi means 'fresh water'

The Kauwi Centre provides information on desalination and tells the story of water in South Australia, from European settlement through to now. It also provides information about the Kaurna people, the traditional custodians of the land on which the centre is built.

Next to the centre is the Bushtukka Garden, which features local plants historically used by the Kaurna people.

On this tour you will:
See a short presentation before taking a tour of our Kauwi Interpretive Centre and the Adelaide Desalination Plant.

The desalination plant and Kauwi Centre are located at 16 Chrysler Rd, Lonsdale.

Who can take the tour?
Groups of 10 to 35 people can take the tour. Children must be over the age of 8 and accompanied by an adult. Guests must be able to negotiate getting in and out of a bus to take part in the tour. This tour is suitable for general community groups, TAFE and University classes, industry groups and senior high school classes. For primary school classes, please refer to our Brainwave School program.

How long?
The tour takes 1.5 hours.

Bookings
Click here to make an online booking

Self-guided Tour

The Kauwi Interpretive Walking Trail

The Kauwi Interpretive Trail runs alongside the Adelaide Desalination Plant. It was developed in collaboration with the local Kaurna people and showcases their history and culture.

Along the walking trail are wetlands, look-outs and impressive views of the Gulf St Vincent coastline.

Where will the trail  take me?

The trail starts at the Kauwi Interpretive Centre on Chrysler Road at Lonsdale. The trail heads towards Gulf St Vincent and along the coast, before turning back towards the Adelaide Desalination Plant.

How long is the  trail?
The total length of the trail is 2.3 km, or 1.15 km each way.

When can I visit?

The trail is accessible 24/7, so you can walk it at any time.

Contact the Community Relations Team

Phone: 08 7424 2223

Email: community@sawater.com.au


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