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Metropolitan Water Main Replacement Program

Metropolitan Water Main Replacement Program

What is the program?

We look after 27,000 kilometres of pipeline across Adelaide and throughout the state to deliver safe, clean water to South Australian households and businesses.

In the past 10 years we’ve replaced 638,000 metres and – in the four years until 2020 – we’ll be replacing 375,700 more.

Watch this video for an overview of what the program will achieve by 2020

Interactive Map

This map shows you our water main network, works undertaken, works planned to July 2018 and priority areas between now and 2020.

You can zoom in or type in a street address, click on a main and find out more about when it was laid or when works are planned, life expectancy of that pipe and the diameter (DN) of the pipe.

We will keep this updated in coming years as part of our efforts to deliver relevant information and a great customer experience.

Planned Metro Water Main Replacements 2016/2017/2018
Replaced Water Mains (Last 10 years)
Water Mains
Water Main Replacement Focus Areas

Current Water Main Replacement Projects

Suburb Street Length of replacementStart date Expected completion date Council area
ParacombeHurst Road389 metresCommencing week of 5 DecemberLate MarchAdelaide Hills Council
GreenacresRedward Avenue592 metresCommencing week of  2 January Late MarchCity of Port Adelaide Enfield
College ParkTrinity Street280 metresCommencing week of  9 JanuaryMid-MarchCity of Norwood Payneham & St Peters
Novar GardensBonython Avenue524 metresCommencing week of 16 JanuaryMid-MarchCity of West Torrens
KlemzigReece Avenue137 metresCommencing week of 13 FebruaryLate MarchCity of Port Adelaide Enfield
MitchamHill Street231 metresCommencing week of 20 FebruaryMid-MarchCity of Mitcham
AthelstoneGreenside Avenue and Shaw Street556 metresCommencing week of 20 FebruaryLate MarchCampbelltown City Council
PanoramaEliza Place387 metresCommencing week of 27 February Late MarchCity of Mitcham
ClaphamSpringbank Road526 metresCommencing week of 6 MarchMid-AprilCity of Mitcham
EdwardstownDe Laine Avenue387 metresCommencing week of 6 MarchAprilCity of Marion
AdelaideMaxwell Street124 metresCommencing week of 6 MarchLate MarchAdelaide City Council
AdelaideHolland Street81 metresCommencing week of 6 MarchLate MarchAdelaide City Council
ParadiseGorge Road323 metresCommencing week of 6 MarchAprilCampbelltown City Council
AthelstoneGrahame Drive, Karen Place, Glenda Drive and Robert Street816 metresCommencing week of 6 MarchAprilCampbelltown City Council
Dover GardensRugby Street and Clacton Road175 metresCommencing week of 6 MarchLate MarchCity of Marion
NailsworthBurwood Avenue488 metresCommencing week of 13 MarchAprilCity of Prospect
Port NoarlungaMurray Road202 metresCommencing week of 13 MarchLate MarchCity of Onkaparinga
OakdenGrand Junction Road (1)811 metresCommencing week of 20 MarchAprilCity of Port Adelaide Enfield
OakdenGrand Junction Road (2)486 metresCommencing week of 20 MarchAprilCity of Port Adelaide Enfield
Tea Tree GullyRednall Street284 metresCommencing week of 20 MarchAprilCity of Tea Tree Gully
South BrightonYarmouth Street and Margate Street263 metresCommencing week of 20 MarchAprilCity of Holdfast Bay
MarinoShaftesbury Terrace251 metresCommencing week of 20 MarchAprilCity of Marion
ProspectVaughan Street226 metresCommencing week of 27 MarchAprilCity of Prospect

Why is it important?

We want to reduce the impact of bursts and leaks on our community and deliver a reliable service to our customers.

What can I expect?

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
  • Restricted access to properties  Traffic and pedestrian management Temporary parking restrictions
  • Excavation work on roads and footpaths
  • Temporary interruption to your water supply.

We will make sure affected residents and businesses are aware of any works being planned.

Interruptions to customer water supply

Temporary interruptions to your water supply will be required at certain times.  This allows us to transfer all customer connections from the old main to the new main. These are usually scheduled during the middle of the day when demand for water is at its lowest. Overnight outages may occur in areas where day works are not practical.

You will receive advance notice from a member of the crew before any water disruptions.


Road reinstatement occurs as soon as possible after the pipeline has been reconnected. The trench is backfilled at the conclusion of each work day. This ensures safety and minimises disruptions to traffic or property access.

Where can I go for more information?

  • You will receive a letter from the SA Water Stakeholder Engagement team before works begin.
  • For more information, contact our Customer Call Centre.
    Phone 1800 812 362 or email: project@sawater.com.au

Water Main Replacements (2016 - 2017)

  • Adelaide - Holland Street
  • Adelaide - King William Street
  • Adelaide - Maxwell Street
  • Aldinga - Main South Road
  • Angle Park - Cowan Street
  • Athelstone - Wicklow Avenue
  • Athelstone - Grahame Drive
  • Athelstone - Karen Place
  • Athelstone - Glenda Drive
  • Athelstone - Robert Street
  • Athelstone - Shaw Street
  • Athelstone - Greenside Avenue
  • Athol Park - Glenroy Street
  • Belair - Gloucester Avenue
  • Belair - Caroline Avenue
  • Bellevue Heights - Sherwood Avenue
  • Broadview - Erin Street
  • Broadview - Meredith Street
  • Broadview - Bruce Street
  • Broadview - Haig Street
  • Broadview - Iona Street
  • Brooklyn Park - Marion Road
  • Brooklyn Park - Sir Donald Bradman Drive
  • Clarence Gardens - Edward Street
  • Clapham - Springbank Road
  • Clearview - Hampstead Road (1)
  • Clearview - Hampstead Road (2)
  • Clearview - Hampstead Road (3)
  • Clearview - Kent Avenue & Chaucer Street
  • Clearview - Sarina Avenue
  • College Park - Trinity Street
  • Edwardstown - Conmurra Avenue
  • Edwardstown - Gumbowie Avenue
  • Elizabeth - Harvey Road
  • Elizabeth Grove - Haynes Street
  • Enfield - Ragless Avenue
  • Everard Park - Orchard Avenue
  • Gawler East - Cockshell Drive
  • Gawler East - Turner Street
  • Gilles Plains - Lurline Avenue
  • Glenside - L'Estrange Street
  • Greenacres - Redward Avenue
  • Greenacres - Redward Avenue (2)
  • Hampstead Gardens - Lyall Avenue
  • Holden Hill - Dundee Avenue
  • Kilburn - Garland Avenue
  • Kingswood - Halsbury Avenue
  • Klemzig - Reece Avenue
  • Mansfield Park - Grand Junction Road
  • Mitchell Park - Minkie Avenue
  • Mitchell Park - Sampson Road
  • Modbury North - Kelly Road
  • Newton - Monaro Crescent
  • Northfield - Druce Avenue
  • Northfield - Hargrave Street
  • Novar Gardens - Bonython Avenue
  • Oakden - Grand Junction Road (1)
  • Oakden - Grand Junction Road (2)
  • Oaklands Park - Boyle Street
  • O'Halloran Hill - Boxwood Road
  • Ottoway - Ina Avenue
  • Panorama - Eliza Place
  • Para Vista - Montague Road
  • Paracombe - Hurst Road
  • Paradise - Caroline Street
  • Paradise - Moseley Road
  • Paradise - Gorge Road (2)
  • Paradise - Grantham Grove
  • Para Hills - John Street
  • Plympton - Anzac Highway
  • Plympton Park - Tennyson Avenue
  • Prospect - Barker Road
  • Prospect - Charles Street
  • Prospect - Flora Terrace
  • Prospect - Le Hunte Avenue
  • Prospect - Olive Street
  • Prospect - Peel Street
  • Prospect - Prospect Road
  • Prospect - Vaughan Street
  • Rostrevor - Forest Avenue
  • Rostrevor - Moules Road
  • Rostrevor - Sheila Street
  • Salisbury Heights - Green Valley Drive
  • Seacombe Gardens - Bluebell Avenue
  • Seacombe Gardens - Brigalow Avenue
  • Seacombe Gardens - Ramsay Avenue
  • Seaview Downs - Wangary Terrace
  • South Brighton - Tucker Street
  • Tea Tree Gully - Rednall Street
  • Toorak Gardens - Cudmore Avenue
  • Torrensville - North Parade & West Street
  • Unley - Greenhill Road
  • Wattle Park - Penfold Road
  • Wattle Park - Simpson Road
  • Wayville - Davenport Terrace
  • Windsor Gardens - Lagonda Drive
  • Windsor Gardens - Metcalf Street
  • Windsor Gardens - Heather Avenue
  • Windsor Gardens - Pitman Road

  • 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.
  • See all major faults

  • Scheduled works

  • Underway
  • Rugby St
  • Dover Gardens
  • 26/03/2017
  • Supply Interruption
  • Estimated start time (water off): 28/03/2017 08:00 PM
    Estimated restore time (water back on): 29/03/2017 04:00 AM

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

  • See all scheduled works