Country Water Main Replacement Program

Country Water Main Replacement Program

Project overview

Our water main replacement program helps us manage and maintain our water network.

Regular reviews and inspections help ensure network integrity. This also helps determine the right timeframes for pipe replacement.

Current upgrades

Suburb Street Start DateExpected Completion DateCouncil Area
PetersvilleMason RoadAugustSeptemberYorke Peninsula Council
GoolwaCrystal Street, Dowland Street and Fenchurch StreetAugustOctoberAlexandrina Council
CalombaLong Plains RoadAugustSeptember Adelaide Plains Council
SandilandsMcFarlane RoadSeptemberOctoberYorke Peninsula Council
Port LincolnMatilda StreetSeptemberNovemberPort Lincoln City Council
WilmingtonDavenport Road, Beautiful Valley Road, Gunyah RoadSeptemberJanuaryDistrict Council of Mount Remarkable
JamestownWilliams RoadOctoberOctoberNorthern Areas Council
Victor HarborLindsay StreetOctoberNovemberCity of Victor Harbor Council
KingscoteWheelton StOctoberNovemberKangaroo Island Council
Stockyard CreekBonnie Brae RoadOctoberNovemberWakefield Regional Council
Enu DownsKinberg Road/Black Springs/Quarry RoadsOctoberNovemberRegional Council of Goyder
PeterboroughWright Street, George Street, Buxton Street, King StreetOctoberFebruaryDistrict Council of Peterborough

Key criteria

  • Ensures security of South Australia’s water supply
  • Helps to reduce the number of water main bursts

Project duration

  • This is dependent on the length of pipe that needs replacing and can vary from 1 week to several months
  • The majority of work will be undertaken between 7am and 5pm Monday to Saturday. In high traffic areas or at locations where water supply is critical, works may be undertaken at night or on Sunday. Advance notice of construction timeframes will be provided by the contractor.

Experiences during work

SA Water and its contractors are committed to keeping construction impacts to a minimum. However you may experience the following;

  • Noise and dust from construction equipment, vehicle movements and material handling activities.
  • Increased traffic in and around your local street.
  • Restricted access to properties while the trench is excavated or the new main is laid close to a driveway.
  • Traffic and pedestrian management around the work site for the safety of workers, motorists and pedestrians.
  • Temporary parking restrictions in the vicinity of work sites.
  • Excavation work on roads and footpaths.
  • Temporary interruption to your water supply.

Interruptions to customer water supply

Temporary interruptions to your water supply will be required at certain times to transfer all customer connections from the old main to the new main. These are usually scheduled during the middle of the day when demand for water is at its lowest. Overnight outages may occur in areas where day works are not practical, for example, when a school is located in a shut down area.

You will receive advance notice from a member of the crew prior to any water disruptions.


Road reinstatement occurs as soon as possible after the entire pipeline has been laid and reconnected. The excavated trench will be backfilled at the conclusion of each work day to ensure safety and minimise disruptions to traffic or property access outside of working hours.

Further information

  • You will receive a letter from the SA Water Stakeholder Engagement team prior to works commencing.
  • For further information please contact the SA Water Customer Call Centre 1800 812 362 or email:

Planned Metro Water Main Replacements 2017/2018/2019
Replaced Water Mains (Last 10 years)
Water Mains
Water Main Replacement Focus Areas

Completed Water Main Relay projects

  • AGERY – Agery Road
  • ARTHURTON - Lakes Road
  • ARTHURTON – Willing Road
  • BARMERA – Farmer Street
  • BEETALOO VALLEY – Gladstone-Beetaloo Road
  • BERRI - Powell Street
  • BUNGAMA – Railway Terrace
  • CLARE – New Road (North)
  • CLARE – New Road (South)
  • CLARENDON - Nicolle Road
  • CLINTON – Parade
  • COBDOGLA – Mudge Street
  • COROMANDEL EAST – Ben Loman Road
  • CRYSTAL BROOK  - Allan Street
  • CRYSTAL BROOK – Eyre Road
  • FREELING, Borrow Street
  • GOOLWA - Butt Avenue
  • GOOLWA NORTH – Liverpool Road
  • HAHNDORF - River Road
  • KAPUNDA – Kapunda Street
  • KINGSCOTE – Margaret Street
  • LAURA – Herbert Street
  • LENSWOOD - Coldstore Road
  • LOCK – Buzacott Road
  • LOCK – Cemetery Road
  • LONG FLAT – Long Flat Road
  • LOXTON NORTH – Kelliher Road
  • MARANANGA – Jenke Road
  • MARANANGA – Stonewell Road
  • McCRACKEN – View Road
  • MELROSE - Giles Street
  • MELROSE – Mount Street
  • MELTON – G Hills Road
  • MIDDLETON – William Street
  • MINLATON – Harry Butler Road
  • MOONTA BAY – Narangga Terrace (North)
  • MOONTA BAY – Narangga Terrace (South)
  • MOONTA BAY – Tossell Street
  • MOUNT BARKER - Albert Road
  • MOUNT BARKER - Alexandria Road
  • MUNDOORA – Mundoora Boundary Road
  • MURDINGA – Murdinga-Murlong Road
  • MURRAY BRIDGE – McHenry Street
  • MURRAY BRIDGE - Swanport Road
  • NAIRNE, Old Princes Highway
  • NELSHABY – Scenic Drive
  • NORTHERN HEIGHTS - Mannum Road
  • OAKBANK – Gillman Road
  • OAKBANK - Onkaparinga Valley Road
  • PARINGA – Cudmore Avenue
  • PENNESHAW – Middle Terrace
  • PENRICE – Moorooroo Road
  • PORT ELLIOT - Arthur Street
  • PORT HUGHES – Randolph Street
  • PORT LINCOLN – Swaffer Street
  • PORT LINCOLN – Volante Street
  • PORT PIRIE WEST – Frederick Road
  • QUORN – Wolseley Terrace
  • REDHILL - Mumfords Road
  • RUDALL – Birdseye Highway
  • STIRLING - Old Carey Gully Road
  • SUNNYVALE – Waylands Road
  • SUNNYVALE – Williamson Road
  • TANUNDA – Edinburgh Avenue
  • TANUNDA – Lehmann Road
  • TICKERA – Wallaroo-Tickera Road
  • VERDUN – Onkaparinga Road
  • VERDUN – Onkaparinga Valley Road
  • VICTOR HARBOR - Field Avenue
  • VICTOR HARBOR – Kent Drive
  • VICTOR HARBOR – King Street
  • VICTOR HARBOR – Lawson Street
  • VICTOR HARBOR - Inman and Victoria Streets
  • WARRAMBOO – Kimba Road
  • WAURALTEE – Andrews Road
  • WHYALLA – Bennett Street
  • WHYALLA – Forsyth Street
  • WHYALLA – McBryde Terrace
  • WHYALLA – Whitehead Street
  • WOODSIDE – Nairne Road
  • YORKETOWN – Harry Butler Road

  • Major faults

  • Underway

  • Aragon Rd
  • Ingle Farm
  • 22/10/2018
  • Water Supply On
  • 22/10/2018 02:48 PM - We are attending to an incident in Ingle Farm 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: 06610538.
  • See all major faults

  • Scheduled works

  • Underway
  • Frome St
  • Adelaide
  • 22/10/2018
  • Temporary Supply Interruption
  • Estimated start time and water supply off: 23/10/2018 09:00 PM
    Estimated restore time and water supply back on: 23/10/2018 06:00 AM

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

  • See all scheduled works