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.

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

  • Major faults

  • Underway

  • Field St
  • Whyalla Playford
  • 22/03/2018
  • Water Off
  • Last Updated: 22/03/2018 09:11 PM - We are on-site responding to an incident in Whyalla Playford. Water may not be available in the surrounding area until 22/03/2018 11:56 PM. Traffic restrictions may also apply. Reference Number WO: 06283736.
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  • Scheduled works

  • Underway
  • Torrens Rd
  • Renown Park
  • 22/03/2018
  • Upgrade
  • Estimated start time (water off): 22/03/2018 9:00 PM
    Estimated restore time (water back on): 22/03/2018 5:00 AM

    As part of the required water main upgrade program and the ongoing Torrens Road to River Torrens project, SA Water will be undertaking a water main link-in along Torrens Rd, Renown Park on Thursday 22 March 9:00pm to 5:00am. Traffic restrictions may also apply.

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