Northern

Northern

The north of the state is SA Water's biggest supply area. Extending from the northern Murray and across the far north of the state, this region covers 858,078 km2

It encompasses some of South Australia's most remote areas and includes the regional centres of Port Augusta, Whyalla and Port Pirie. It also includes the Clare Valley and northern parts of the Riverland, including Waikerie, Berri and Renmark.

Communities along the River Murray, and towns between Morgan and Whyalla, receive treated River Murray water. Remote communities rely on local catchments or ground water supplies. In 2014, we completed a desalination plant to bring better quality water to the township of Hawker.

In this region we serve about 150,000 people. We maintain more than 8,000 km of water mains, more than 500 km of sewers, and five wastewater treatment plants. Nearly 200 people are employed to maintain the area's operations.

Northern SA Quick Facts

  • Towns serviced: 106
  • Area of region: 858,078 square kilometres
  • Water mains: 7052 kilometres
  • Wastewater mains: 366 kilometres
  • Reservoirs: 3
  • Water Tanks: 177
  • Water Pumping Stations: 84
  • Wastewater Treatment Plants: 6
  • Water Treatment Plants: 6
  • Desalination Plant: 2

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  • 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.


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