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 2015–16, almost 5.5% of the water we supplied was provided by groundwater.


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  • Major faults

  • Reported

  • HMAS Australia Road
  • Henley Beach South
  • 18/12/2017
  • Water Off
  • 18/12/2017 3:26 PM - We are on-site responding to an incident in Henley Beach South. Our crews may remain on site to perform further work. Traffic restrictions may also apply. Reference Number WO:06151098

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  • Scheduled works

  • Underway
  • Port Rd
  • Woodville
  • 18/12/2017
  • Supply Interruption
  • Estimated start time (water off): 20/12/2017 10:00 AM
    Estimated restore time (water back on): 20/12/2017 02:00 PM

    We’re committed to improving your services and are undertaking maintenance work in Woodville. Water supply in the surrounding area may be impacted during the above times. Traffic restrictions may also apply.


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