This data reflects the reservoir levels as of 8am ACST and is uploaded to this page at approximately 12pm ACST each weekday.

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.

How full are they?

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.

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Daily consumption level
584.78 ML
(24hrs to 8am 17/02/2019)
Total Reservoirs level
  • 48
  • 61



Metro ReservoirMetro Reservoir
Regional ReservoirRegional Reservoir
Waste Water Treatment PlantWaste Water Treatment Plant
Water Treatment PlantWater Treatment Plant
Desalination PlantDesalination Plant
Water PipelineWater Pipeline

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)
Barossa 4.449244.10.00
Happy Valley 12.7107910.1100.00
Hope Valley 2.92.5842.72.70.00
Kangaroo Creek 18.76320.75.80.00
Little Para 20.97349.17.40.00
Millbrook 15.78.8568.39.20.00
Mt Bold 46.514.63128.215.70.00
Myponga 27.621.27723.321.50.00
South Para 44.418403418.40.00
Warren 4.72.6561.12.60.00

Visiting our reservoirs

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. Dogs are also not permitted inside any of our reservoirs. 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.

For fire ban information, you can follow the Country Fire Service (CFS) on Twitter, visit their website or download the CFS FireApp for your smartphone.

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  • Major faults

  • Reported

  • Eyre Hwy
  • Karcultaby
  • 16/02/2019
  • Main Break
  • Our crews are completing a large and complex repair to the pipeline which carries water to the west coast, after it was damaged in a truck accident on the Eyre Highway near Karcultaby/Poochera yesterday.

    An alternate supply of water has been put in place at the school turn off, Eyre Hwy Karcultaby, for Poochera township, and anyone in outlying areas that is in need of assistance should call us on 1300 SA WATER.

    Reference Number WO: 06801701.

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  • Scheduled works

  • Underway
  • Magor Rd
  • Port Pirie South
  • 17/02/2019
  • Temporary Supply Interruption
  • Estimated start time and water supply off: 19/02/2019 09:00 AM
    Estimated restore time and water supply back on: 19/02/2019 03:00 PM

    We’re improving your services and undertaking maintenance work in Port Pirie South. 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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