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Developer charges & contributions

Developer charges & contributions

Developers pay both contributions and charges. The difference between contributions and charges relates to the fee type.

Major Fees for 2016/17 are available here.


A connection development is where a water or sewer main exists, but a property is being added. Hence, it results in the need for a new connection.

A typical example is the case of a property sub-division, which creates a new connection.

For more information please download and read the Developer Contributions: Connections fact sheet PDF, 479.57 KB .

Materials Contribution

SA Water will pay 50% materials cost only. The materials are for approach mains external to the development boundary. Those mains must also benefit other parties.

The 50% material cost contribution will only include pipe and fittings.

For more information please download and read the Developer Contribution: Materials fact sheet PDF, 97.71 KB.

Upsizing Contribution

If pipework needs to be up-sized, SA Water will pay the full materials cost. Note that this only applies to the difference between your minimum needs and the extra work we require.

For more information please download and read the Developer Contribution: Materials fact sheet PDF, 97.71 KB.

Major Fees 2015/16

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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
  • Newton Rd
  • Naracoorte
  • 26/04/2017
  • Supply Interruption
  • Estimated start time (water off): 27/04/2017 09:00 AM
    Estimated restore time (water back on): 27/04/2017 03:00 PM

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

  • See all scheduled works