South Para Reservoir

South Para Reservoir

The South Para Reservoir was built to supply rapidly growing urban and industrial areas.

Construction began in 1949 but wasn't completed until 1958 because of the huge demand on funds and resources following the Second World War.

South Para is the second largest reservoir in South Australia and due to its size and location in the catchment area, the reservoir fills infrequently.

Capacity: 44.8 gigalitres (one gigalitre is one billion litres), which would fill more than 22,000 Olympic swimming pools

Public access: No

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Total South Para Reservoir level
  • 43
  • 52

Capacity, volume and rainfall levels across reservoirs supplying metropolitan Adelaide, compared to last month last year
Capacity (GL) Volume this week (GL) Volume this week (%) Volume this week last year (GL) Average Volume this month (GL) Rainfall this week (mm)
44.819.14323.519.30.00

  • Major faults

  • Underway

  • Fletcher Rd
  • Largs North
  • 18/11/2019
  • Water Supply On
  • 18/11/2019 02:21 PM - We are attending to an incident in Largs North with no interruption to the water supply. The safety of our crews and customers comes first, and we always aim to minimise inconvenience by restoring services as quickly as we can. Reference Number WO: 07131440.
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  • Scheduled works

  • Underway
  • Lamshed St
  • Maitland
  • 19/11/2019
  • Temporary Supply Interruption
  • Estimated start time and water supply off: 22/11/2019 09:00 AM
    Estimated restore time and water supply back on: 22/11/2019 04:00 PM

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