Eyre Peninsula

Eyre Peninsula

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.

The 2007 Long Term Plan identified a seawater desalination plant as the preferred water augmentation option for the Eyre Peninsula as it is a climate independent option and will improve water quality issues. In 2011, with improved groundwater recharge and marked reductions in customer demand this project was ultimately deferred.

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: 36
  • Wastewater Treatment Plants: 1
  • Water Treatment Plants: 0

  • Major faults

  • Reported

  • Murray Rd
  • Port Noarlunga
  • 25/06/2018
  • Water Off
  • Last Updated: 25/06/2018 07:54 PM - We are on-site responding to an incident in Port Noarlunga. Water may not be available in the surrounding area until 25/06/2018 11:00 PM. Traffic restrictions may also apply. Reference Number WO: 06423024.
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  • Scheduled works

  • Underway
  • Gladstone Rd
  • Prospect
  • 13/06/2018
  • Supply Interruption
  • Estimated start time (water off): 13/06/2018 09:00 AM
    Estimated restore time (water back on): 13/06/2018 06:00 PM

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


  • See all scheduled works