There will never be any more freshwater on Earth than there is now. No new water is being made and water can't escape from the Earth. The water we use is recycled over and over again.
The water cycle is the simplest natural cycle on Earth. Solar energy evaporates water from the ocean, lakes and rivers. Millions of litres of water rise into the atmosphere as an invisible gas - water vapour. This process is called evaporation.
As the water vapour is pushed over the land by winds and rises over mountains, the water vapour cools and turns back into tiny water droplets, forming clouds. The droplets joining together is termed condensation. These droplets fall to earth as rain (precipitation). The rain runs into streams and rivers, which eventually flow into lakes or the sea and the cycle begins all over again.
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.