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.
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. 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.
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.