Iron Removal Plants (IRP)

Iron Removal Plants (IRP)

Many South Australian groundwater sources contain elevated iron concentrations. The presence of iron in water does not pose a risk to human health, but it can lead to brown discolouration and possible staining of fixtures and washing. IRPs are a simplified version of conventional water treatment plants, where chlorine is added to oxidise the iron to an insoluble form that precipitates naturally, forming small floc. The iron floc is removed from the water by filtration through sand media. SA Water is currently engaged in a program to upgrade many iron removal plants by installing facilities to capture and reprocess backwash water. This will reduce the amount of groundwater extracted and minimise environmental impact. 

A listing of the IRPs can be found here

  • Major faults

  • Reported

  • Jury Av
  • Rostrevor
  • 18/10/2017
  • Major Leak
  • Last Updated: 18/10/2017 08:15 AM - We have received a report of an incident in Rostrevor. Water supply in the surrounding area may be impacted as we resolve this issue. Traffic restrictions may also apply. Reference Number WO: 06066500.

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  • Scheduled works

  • Underway
  • Park Tce
  • Stansbury
  • 18/10/2017
  • Supply Interruption
  • Estimated start time (water off): 19/10/2017 09:00 AM
    Estimated restore time (water back on): 19/10/2017 12:00 PM

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


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