Groundwater

Groundwater

The water that comes from bores, wells and springs is what we call 'groundwater'. Groundwater is one of the largest sources of fresh water in South Australia.

There are 31 SA Water-owned drinking water supply systems that draw on ground water as their primary source. Most of these are in the South East, Eyre Peninsula and in the state's northern regions. This includes the Blue Lake in Mount Gambier. Although the lake is also one of our reservoirs, it contains, and is replenished by, groundwater from an underground aquifer.


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  • Major faults

  • Reported

  • Bentham St
  • Adelaide
  • 26/06/2017
  • Major Leak
  • Last Updated: 26/06/2017 09:23 AM - We have received a report of an incident in Adelaide. Water supply in the surrounding area may be impacted as we resolve this issue. Traffic restrictions may also apply. Reference Number WO: 05882794.

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  • Scheduled works

  • Underway
  • Womma Rd
  • Elizabeth North
  • 26/06/2017
  • Supply Interruption
  • Estimated start time (water off): 26/06/2017 09:00 AM
    Estimated restore time (water back on): 26/06/2017 04:00 PM

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


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