Water Quality

Water Quality

South Australia has unique water quality challenges. We have limited rainfall, and our population is spread across a large area. This can make treating and transporting water difficult. Our water sources include: the River Murray, surface water, seawater and groundwater.

Water quality is much more than just how water looks, tastes and smells (though these are important). It is also an issue of public health.

Keeping the quality of our water consistent as it moves through our water mains is no simple feat. SA Water manages more than 50 water treatment plants. These plants remove impurities, filter the water and disinfect it so it's safe to drink.

We are proud to be able to say SA Water consistently meets national water quality targets. You can read more about water quality by viewing our latest Annual Report.


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  • Major faults

  • Reported

  • Brighton Rd
  • North Brighton
  • 16/02/2020
  • Water Mains Leak
  • Last Updated: 16/02/2020 09:03 AM - We have a report of an incident in North Brighton and the water supply nearby may be impacted. Traffic management may be in place. Reference Number WO: 07341560.
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  • Scheduled works

  • Underway
  • Mclaughlan Av
  • Warradale
  • 18/02/2020
  • Temporary Supply Interruption
  • Estimated start time and water supply off: 20/02/2020 09:00 AM
    Estimated restore time and water supply back on: 20/02/2020 06:00 PM

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