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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