SA Water was set up by an Act of Parliament and is directly affected by five key Acts. This legal framework makes sure you have clean and safe water. It also helps to ensure:
The Safe Drinking Water Act 2011 and the Safe Drinking Water Regulations 2012 make sure we test water regularly. We report the results to the Department for Health and Ageing and publish the results online.
This Act also makes sure that we:
The South Australian Water Corporation Act 1994 is the Act that established SA Water as a government business enterprise. As a business enterprise we do commercial activities on behalf of our owner. That owner is the Government of South Australia.
We are also subject to the Public Corporations Act 1993. The Public Corporations Act requires us to operate in a competitive and profitable way.
SA Water customers in Goolwa and surrounding areas, including Goolwa Beach, Goolwa South, Goolwa North and Hindmarsh Island may currently be experiencing discoloured or milky water coming out of their taps.
This water remains safe to drink.
During recent planned maintenance in the area, some existing sediment in the local water supply network has been stirred up, resulting in the discoloured water.
We are working hard to resolve the issue, and we are flushing out the discoloured water. Given the size of the water network in the area, this may take some time. At this stage, we are hoping water supply will return to normal by Friday afternoon.
We will continue to monitor the situation, and provide updates on our website and Facebook page.
For further information or any questions, please contact us on 1300 SA WATER.