Stormwater drains are a local council responsibility.
SA Water is not responsible for stormwater drains and we are not involved in their installation, upgrade or maintenance.
If you see stormwater drains overflowing, please contact your local council.
Recycled water is wastewater that has been treated at our wastewater treatment plants so it can be reused. Recycled water can be used for non-drinking purposes such as irrigating parklands, flushing toilets and watering gardens. It cannot be used for drinking.
Stormwater is water which collects on areas such as footpaths, driveways and roads after heavy rainfall. Stormwater flows into gutters before entering council drainage systems.
Customers in the southern suburbs through to the Adelaide CBD may notice a temporary change to the colour of their water. The water remains safe to drink.
Suburbs affected may include:
Clapham, Pasadena, Cumberland Park, Westbourne Park, Kingswood, Goodwood, Keswick, Unley, Panorama, Belair and Adelaide CBD.
We have begun flushing parts of the surrounding network as a result of new pipe work being installed to support the South Road Darlington Upgrade works. We will continue to test the water quality and are in contact with SA Health. All test results are compliant with the Australian Drinking Water Guidelines. At this stage we anticipate the water will return to normal by late this evening.
If you have concerns, please contact us on 1300 SA WATER.