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.

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
PlymptonAnzac Highway406 metresMid-JuneSeptemberCity of West Torrens
GlenelgJetty Road600 metresJuneTo be advisedCity of Holdfast Bay
Marleston / Kurralta ParkGalway Avenue / Tennyson Street950 metresMid-JulyOctoberCity of West Torrens
McLaren ValeFoggo Road186 metresOctoberNovemberCity of Onkaparinga
AthelstoneRiver Drive76 metresSeptemberSeptemberCampbelltown City Council
PenningtonPark Avenue242  metresAugustSeptemberCity of Charles Sturt
McLaren ValeField Street185 metresSeptemberOctoberCity of Onkaparinga
Sellicks BeachGulfview Road552 metresAugustSeptemberCity of Onkaparinga
Seacombe HeightsBraeside Avenue136 metresAugustSeptemberCity of Marion
AthelstoneAddison Avenue562 metresAugustSeptemberCampbelltown City Council
AthelstoneKurrajong Avenue, Justin Avenue185 metresOctoberNovemberCampbelltown City Council
West RichmondTrennery Street399 metresAugustSeptemberCity of West Torrens 
Dry CreekChurchill Road304 metresSeptemberOctoberCity of Port Adelaide Enfield / City of Salisbury
O'Halloran HillMajors Road460 metresSeptemberSeptemberCity of Marion / City of Onkaparinga
ProspectKintore Avenue518 metresAugustSeptemberCity of Prospect
Elizabeth DownsParkinson Drive and Haldane Street290 metresAugustSeptemberCity of Playford
RostrevorMaurice Avenue319 metresAugustOctoberCampbelltown City Council
CampbelltownAcacia Avenue144 metresSeptemberSeptemberCampbelltown City Council
Aldinga BeachEsplanade (1)345 metresSeptemberSeptemberCity of Onkaparinga
Reynella EastWild Avenue, Wild Court368 metresSeptemberOctoberCity of Onkaparinga
Morphett ValeKentwood Road, Shirburn Avernue186 metresSeptemberSeptemberCity of Onkaparinga
Ascot ParkWood Street227 metresSeptemberSeptemberCity of Marion
Aldinga BeachEsplanade (2)289 metresSeptemberOctoberCity of Onkaparinga
ProspectBosanquet Avenue400 metresSeptemberOctoberCity of Prospect
Brooklyn ParkBrooklyn Avenue204 metresSeptemberOctoberCity of West Torrens
FindonReserve Parade131 metresSeptember OctoberCity of Charles Sturt
TranmereGlynburn Road980 metresSeptemberDecemberCampbelltown City Council
Kensington ParkGlynburn Road680 metresSeptemberDecemberCity of Burnside
GrangeJetty Street210 metresSeptemberOctoberCity of Charles Sturt
AdelaideRowlands Place68 metresSeptemberOctoberAdelaide City Council
Fairview ParkPlayer Drive410 metresSeptemberOctoberCity of Tea Tree Gully Council
Two WellsBailey Road400mSeptemberOctoberAdelaide Plains Council
RostrevorSherwood Avenue96 metresOctoberOctoberCampbelltown City Council
Brooklyn ParkCarnavon Avenue234 metresSeptemberOctoberCity of West Torrens
Henley BeachMarlborough Street413 metresOctoberOctober City of Charles Sturt
EnfieldCorralyn Terrace237 metresOctoberOctoberCity of Port Adelaide Enfield
Park HolmeBurton Avenue, Ragless Avenue, Davidson Avenue584 metresOctoberOctoberCity of Marion
Elizabeth ParkBeaminster Road105 metresOctoberNovemberCity of Playford
AdelaideGrote Street707 metresOctoberDecemberAdelaide City Council

Our objectives

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.

Further 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:

Completed Water Main Replacements

  • 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
  • Hectorville - Robson Road
  • Holden Hill - Dundee Avenue
  • Kilburn - Garland Avenue
  • Kilburn - Galway Street
  • 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 - Koonga 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

  • Both Rd
  • Shea-Oak Log
  • 21/09/2017
  • Water Off
  • Last Updated: 21/09/2017 11:18 AM - We are on-site responding to an incident in Shea-Oak Log. Water may not be available in the surrounding area until 21/09/2017 04:30 PM. Traffic restrictions may also apply. Reference Number WO: 06034304.
  • See all major faults

  • Scheduled works

  • Underway
  • Kintore Av
  • Prospect
  • 21/09/2017
  • Supply Interruption
  • Estimated start time (water off): 22/09/2017 09:00 AM
    Estimated restore time (water back on): 22/09/2017 04:00 PM

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

  • See all scheduled works