Our reservoirs are our primary water storage areas. They supply homes and businesses across South Australia. The reservoirs don't just fill with rain, we can also use them as storage for River Murray water to help meet customer demand.
At full capacity, our reservoirs can hold almost 200,000 megalitres (ML) of water. This equates to just under a year's supply for metropolitan Adelaide.
We capture daily information about each of our reservoirs in the Mount Lofty Ranges catchment area. Click on individual reservoirs on the map below to learn more about their current volume, history and visiting times.
|Capacity, volume and rainfall levels across reservoirs supplying metropolitan Adelaide, compared to last month last year|
|Metro Reservoir||Capacity (GL)||Volume today (GL)||Volume today (%)||Volume this Day last year (GL)||Average Volume this month (GL)||Rainfall this week (mm)|
Keeping our reservoirs clean is an important part of protecting our water supply. Some of our reservoirs are open to the public to visit but access to the water is restricted. You can see when you can access the sites by clicking on the individual reservoirs on the interactive map or links above.
All reservoirs are closed on Total Fire Ban Days. They are also closed on Christmas Day and Good Friday.
We have reservoirs at Upper and Lower Paskeville, Upper Wakefield, Knotts Hill, Redbanks, Penneshaw, Nettle Hill and Wattle Park. These reservoirs are fully enclosed and protected, so water loss through seepage and evaporation is minimal. For more information about these reservoirs please contact us.
Water supply in the surrounding area may be impacted as we resolve this issue. Traffic restrictions may apply as we work to resolve this issue.
SA Water is working to address odour issues arising from the wastewater network in the Parafield Gardens and Salisbury Downs area, particularly in the vicinity of Whites Road and Kings Road.
SA Water has engaged the contractor, Waternish, to install two sets of odour treatment units; one at the corner of Whites and Shepherdson Road and one in Hausler Reserve at Teasdale Crescent, Parafield Gardens.