Water Sources

Water Sources

Water is sourced from a range of different places to supply South Australia. Most of our water comes from the River Murray, but surface water, sea water and groundwater also make it into our supplies.

Water sources 2016-17

South Australia is the driest state in the driest inhabited continent on Earth. A secure supply of high quality water is important for all of us. SA Water spends a lot of time and effort making sure we have enough water into the future.

Water Trading Announcement

Hear from Maree and Greg about how we manage our source water from bores and reservoirs:

  • Major faults

  • Underway

  • Mount Crawford
  • 14/09/2018
  • Water Off
  • Please be advised that supply to some SA Water customers connected to the Warren Transfer Main in the Mt Crawford, Birdwood and Cromer area is currently down due to immediate unplanned work being carried out.

    SA Water are endeavouring to have works completed prior to 5:00pm to ensure interruption is minimised to customers. Further updates will be provided at this time.

  • See all major faults

  • Scheduled works

  • Underway
  • Nelson St
  • South Plympton
  • 18/09/2018
  • Temporary Supply Interruption
  • Estimated start time and water supply off: 21/09/2018 09:00 AM
    Estimated restore time and water supply back on: 21/09/2018 03:00 PM

    We’re improving your services and undertaking maintenance work in South Plympton. Sometimes our crews need to temporarily interrupt the water supply to our customers and/or manage traffic while they are working. Temporary traffic management may remain in place until reinstatement of the impacted road is complete. We always aim to minimise inconvenience by restoring services as safely and quickly as we can.


  • See all scheduled works