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Apps and games

Apps and games

Project DesalStill Image Project Desal Game

Take the Project Desal challenge and build your own desalination plant!  The plant is built from modules. If you build it right the plant will run smoothly and the water will taste great. Build it incorrectly and you will be given clues on where you went wrong.

This game has won multiple awards including:

The Adelaide Desalination Plant was built to ensure South Australia's water security, independent of climate variations.  It began producing water in October 2011.  For more information about the plant go to Adelaide Desalination Plant.

Project Desal is available on iPad (iOS) - you can download it at the Apple App Store

Let The Poo ThruLet The Poo Thru Image

Ever wondered what happened to that $20 note or Grandpa's false teeth that found themselves getting flushed away? We do... along with many other frequently flushed items such as cotton buds, nappies and food scraps.  They cause all sorts of problems at the treatment plant.

Let the Poo Thru is a game that takes a look into our daily flushing habits and how they can affect the sewerage network. Your challenge is to identify the bad items and keep them out of the toilet. But make sure you let the poo through. See how many points you can get and share your score with friends.

SA Water's role to manage and treat the majority of the state's wastewater. We do this to protect the health of our community and the environment. We all contribute to wastewater. This means we can all play a part in helping to protect the system by keeping the bad things out and letting the poo thru!

This game is available on both Android and Apple devices (mobile and tablet) - to download go to:

Apple App Store (iOS)

Google Play (Android)

You can see Let The Poo Thru in action in this video

Operation AquaStill Image Operation Aqua Game

Can you manage South Australia's water supply?  This strategic real-time management game puts you in control of our water and the population's happiness!  Manage the various water resources to ensure demand is satisfied. You will also need to keep costs to a minimum and be aware of any environmental impacts.

This game has strong links with the Australian Geography Curriculum, particularly for years 7 and 10.

This game is only available on iPad (iOS) - you can download it at the Apple App Store

Captain Plop's Water-Saving MissionCovers of the three Captain Plop books

SA Water's popular children's education book Captain Plop's Water-Saving Mission is also a free app for smart phones and tablets. The book has been written for children from 4 ‐ 8 years old. It is designed to help them understand the importance of water conservation around the home.

There are 'hidden sounds' embedded in some pictures. Can you find them all?

Written by SA Water's Library Services Coordinator Hayley Morton, the educational picture book is part of a series which now includes Captain Plop - The Desalination Adventure and Captain Plop and the Tour de Recycle. Captain Plop's book series has been a key part of SA Water's Brainwave learning program for students and teachers established in 2009.

Free print copies of all books were distributed to all schools and public libraries in South Australia. More than 28,500 copies have been distributed to date.

This book is available on both Android and Apple devices (mobile and tablet) - to download go to:

Apple App Store (iOS)

Google Play (Android)

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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
  • Farnsworth Dr
  • Morphett Vale
  • 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 Morphett Vale. Water supply in the surrounding area may be impacted during the above times. Traffic restrictions may also apply.

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