Groundwater

Groundwater

Groundwater is contained in underground water bodies known as aquifers. We have 32 drinking water supply systems that draw water from aquifers as their primary source of domestic water. Most of these are located in the South East, Eyre Peninsula and Northern region of South Australia. The Blue Lake, which supplies the city of Mount Gambier, is included in this as it is a volcanic crater containing groundwater from local aquifer systems. The quality and volume of water that can be extracted from an aquifer varies from region to region. During 2017–18, 5.4% of the water we supplied was provided by groundwater.


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  • Major faults

  • Reported

  • Gawler Pl
  • Adelaide
  • 23/04/2019
  • Water Supply Interrupted
  • Last Updated: 23/04/2019 10:37 AM - We are on site in Adelaide and the nearby water supply may be unavailable until 23/04/2019 03:20 PM. Sometimes our crews need to temporarily interrupt the water supply to our customers and/or manage traffic while they are working. We always aim to minimise inconvenience by restoring supply as safely and quickly as we can. Reference Number WO: 06900473.
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  • Scheduled works

  • Underway
  • Ayers St
  • Gawler East
  • 18/03/2019
  • Temporary Supply Interruption
  • Estimated start time and water supply off: 22/03/2019 09:00 AM
    Estimated restore time and water supply back on: 22/03/2019 06:00 PM

    We’re improving your services and undertaking maintenance work in Gawler East. 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.


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