SA Water Library

SA Water Library

The SA Water library provides information to help our staff do their jobs. Some parts of our collection may also be of interest to the public, including photos and artefacts. Please note public borrowing from the library is not available, but you can ask your local public library to borrow items on your behalf (inter library loans). Teachers can also borrow resources from the SA Water Library's School Collection.

Photos: Current and historical

Historic ImageWe have photos in our collection dating back to the 1860s. View some on Flickr or contact the library to access more of the collection. You can read more about SA Water's history here.

Historical photobooks

These history photobooks have been developed with a focus on specific regions of South Australia. They are free to download as apple ibooks and available to order in print direct from the printer.

A pictorial history of water in South Australia's South East

Water snapshot: Yorke Peninsula and northern South Australia

ArtefactsArtefact example

The library holds artefacts (physical objects) used in water construction around the state. Contact the library for more information.

Resources for South Australian teachers

We have a collection of primary and secondary student resources you can borrow to help teach water units.

If you are not registered to borrow, complete the SA Water Library registration. Terms and Conditions for using the library are here.

You can also:

SA Water's librarian is also available to help students with their SACE research projects.

Contact the library

The Library is staffed from Tuesday-Thursday. Public access to the library is by appointment only. Please call or email to make a time.

Phone: (08) 7424 1305

Fax: (08) 7003 3328


The library is located at: SA Water House, Level 3, 250 Victoria Square/Tarntanyangga, Adelaide SA.

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  • Major faults

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  • 19/10/2017
  • Water Quality
  • 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.

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  • Scheduled works

  • Underway
  • Thomas St
  • Croydon
  • 23/10/2017
  • Supply Interruption
  • Estimated start time (water off): 23/10/2017 09:00 AM
    Estimated restore time (water back on): 23/10/2017 03:00 PM

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

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