Outer Metro

Outer Metro

Outer metro covers townships and councils to the north, east and south of Adelaide. This includes the Barossa, Murraylands, Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu Peninsula and Kangaroo Island.

This area has some of the state's most significant infrastructure. This includes all reservoirs in the Mount Lofty Ranges and major pipelines that deliver water to Adelaide and the Barossa Valley.

There are also nine water, and nine wastewater, treatment plants in the region.

We also manage eleven reservoirs. They are:

  • Barossa
  • Warren
  • South Para
  • Millbrook
  • Kangaroo Creek
  • Hope Valley
  • Little Para
  • Mount Bold
  • Happy Valley
  • Myponga
  • Middle River.

Detailed information on size, capacity and history of each reservoir can be found on our Reservoir page.

Outer Metro Quick Facts

  • Towns serviced: 98
  • Area of region: 21,086 square kilometres
  • Water mains: 4997 kilometres
  • Wastewater mains: 488 kilometres
  • Reservoirs: 11
  • Water Tanks: 166
  • Water Pumping Stations: 127
  • Wastewater Treatment Plants: 9
  • Water Treatment Plants: 8
  • Desalination Plant: 1

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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.


  • See all scheduled works