Jetty Road Glenelg Water Main Renewal

Jetty Road Glenelg Water Main Renewal

We’re committed to continually improving your water services. As part of our annual water main upgrade program, we will be commencing works to upgrade around 700 metres of water main along Jetty Road, Glenelg between Brighton Road and Colley Terrace. This investment will significantly reduce the risk of pipe bursts and unplanned disruptions and secure water supply for the future.

Why now?

The original water main that we’re replacing is located on the southern side of Jetty Road and was constructed in 1875.

This work was originally scheduled for early next financial year. With the revised schedule for the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure’s (DPTI) tram track upgrades, SA Water has now brought forward the water main replacement to better align with these works.

Due to the complexity of the tram track works, it was not possible to undertake the water main replacement at the same time.

How to stay updated

We are continuing to work with DPTI, the tram works contractor, and the City of Holdfast Bay to confirm details of works, including start and finish dates and these details will be confirmed soon.

We will keep you informed through this webpage and direct communication as more details become available.

Our timeline

Dates are being finalised in coordination with DPTI, but it is expected to start shortly after the tram works and take about 12 weeks to complete. This will allow us to carry out works safely around other existing services and with as little impact on local businesses.

Construction of the water main will typically be undertaken at night between 8pm and 5am, from Sunday to Thursday, with a later start time on Thursday night’s to account for late night shopping. This schedule will be flexible to account for events in the area.

The construction of the new water main along Jetty Road will commence from the Brighton Road and Jetty Road intersection.

Impact on pedestrians, road users and businesses

The water main renewal works will be constructed at night to minimise the impact on local businesses, pedestrians and traffic travelling along Jetty Road.

During the day, Jetty Road will be clear, allowing free flow of traffic and ‘business as usual’ for traders.

At certain times throughout the project, small sections of Jetty Road may be temporarily closed to traffic, with detours in place. Businesses and residents in the area will be provided prior notification of these details.

Construction Impacts

We are committed to keeping construction impacts to a minimum. As works progress you may experience the following:

- Noise and dust from construction equipment
- Increased traffic in and around your local street
- Temporary restricted access to properties  and parking
- Traffic and pedestrian management
- Excavation work on roads and footpaths
- Temporary interruption to your water supply

Construction management

At the conclusion of each work night, the trench will be backfilled and sealed with bitumen. This ensures safety and minimises disruptions to traffic and property access.


Affected residents and businesses will receive prior notification to ensure they are aware of these construction impacts.

Interruptions to water supply

Temporary interruptions to the water supply in the area will be required at certain times.  This allows us to transfer all customer connections from the old main to the new main. These will primarily be scheduled during the night to ensure impacts to customers are minimised.

We are currently speaking with impacted businesses to understand their water needs to find the best solution.

Affected customers will receive advance notice before any water disruptions.

Adelaide Metro tram service

The tram service will still operate along Jetty Road during the day, but may be required to stop at Brighton Road on nights our work is being undertaken.

Further information

Call: 1800 812 362
Email: project@sawater.com.au

  • 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
  • Princes Rd
  • Greenacres
  • 26/06/2017
  • Supply Interruption
  • Estimated start time (water off): 29/06/2017 09:00 AM
    Estimated restore time (water back on): 29/06/2017 03:00 PM

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


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