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.