Most of the water on the Eyre Peninsula comes from underground basins. Most of this water is already drinkable and requires almost no treatment. We have 54 bores to draw the water.
Population and industry continue to grow in this area. This means that, despite the quality of local water, its availability is likely to become an increasing issue. This is why we commissioned a pipeline in June 2007 to deliver River Murray water to customers between Kimba and Lock in the north of the peninsula.
We plan to set up an additional water source, most likely desalinated seawater. Because of more rain and recharged groundwater, this has been delayed until 2023/24.
Water security plans for Eyre Peninsula
Our Long Term Plan for the Eyre Peninsula sets out our current and future plans for the region.
Eyre Region Quick Facts
- Towns serviced: 37
- Area of region: 64,739 square kilometres
- Water mains: 3139 kilometres
- Wastewater mains: 132 kilometres
- Reservoirs: 2
- Water Tanks: 82
- Pumping Stations: 29
- Well pump bores: 54
- Wastewater Treatment Plants: 1
- Water Treatment Plants: 0