Poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS)

Assessment of drinking water catchments has not identified sources of PFAS that would represent a risk to South Australian drinking water supplies. Given the low risk, SA Health has advised that sampling of SA Water-supplied drinking water is not required at this time.

As a precaution, SA Water proactively investigated this matter with sampling of its non-potable recycled water and stormwater systems for PFAS. The results showed compliance with all guidelines for drinking water and are sufficient to confirm safety of these supplies in respect to PFAS.

The impact of PFAS is an emerging issue in Australia and SA Water will continue to work collaboratively with the Environment Protection Authority (EPA) and SA Health throughout this process.

For further information on Poly-fluoroalkyl substances, please visit the SA Health website.

  • Major faults

  • Reported

  • Arthur St
  • Ridgehaven
  • 22/03/2018
  • Major Leak
  • Last Updated: 22/03/2018 08:55 PM - We have received a report of an incident in Ridgehaven. Water supply in the surrounding area may be impacted as we resolve this issue. Traffic restrictions may also apply. Reference Number WO: 06283724.

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  • Scheduled works

  • Underway
  • Torrens Rd
  • Renown Park
  • 22/03/2018
  • Upgrade
  • Estimated start time (water off): 22/03/2018 9:00 PM
    Estimated restore time (water back on): 22/03/2018 5:00 AM

    As part of the required water main upgrade program and the ongoing Torrens Road to River Torrens project, SA Water will be undertaking a water main link-in along Torrens Rd, Renown Park on Thursday 22 March 9:00pm to 5:00am. Traffic restrictions may also apply.

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