Country Water Main Replacement Program

Country Water Main Replacement Program

What is the project?

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.

Where is it happening?

Suburb Street Start DateExpected Completion DateCouncil Area
Gawler BeltClancy RoadLate AugustEarly OctoberTown of Gawler
Port LincolnElizabeth Street, Mackrell Street, Myers StreetMid-SeptemberOctoberCity of Port Lincoln
SnowtownNorth TerraceOctoberNovemberWakefield Regional Council
Iron KnobCaldwell TeraceOctoberNovemberWhyalla City council
Victor HarborInman and Victoria StreetsOctoberNovemberCity of Victor Harbor
BalaklavaWatchman RoadNovemberDecemberWakefield Regional Council
CoonalpynNicholson RoadNovemberDecemberCoorong District Council
YeelannaHowell RoadNovemberDecemberDistrict Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula.
LamerooChandos TerraceNovemberJanuarySouthern Mallee District Council
KorunyePort Wakefield NovemberFebruaryAdelaide Plains Council
StirlingOld Carey Gully RoadDecemberFebruaryAdelaide Hills Council
Mount BarkerAlbert RoadJanuaryFebruaryMount Barker District Council
Monarto SouthFerries McDonald RoadJanuaryFebruaryRural City of Murray Bridge
StirlingPepper StreetJanuaryMarchAdelaide Hills Council

Why is it important?

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

How long will it take?

  • 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.

What can I expect?

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.

Where can I go for more 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:

Completed Water Main Relay projects

  • AGERY – Agery 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)
  • CLINTON – Parade
  • COBDOGLA – Mudge Street
  • COROMANDEL EAST – Ben Loman Road
  • CRYSTAL BROOK  - Allan Street
  • CRYSTAL BROOK – Eyre Road
  • FREELING, Borrow Street
  • GOOLWA NORTH – Liverpool Road
  • KAPUNDA – Kapunda Street
  • KINGSCOTE – Margaret Street
  • LAURA – Herbert Street
  • 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 – 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
  • MUNDOORA – Mundoora Boundary Road
  • MURDINGA – Murdinga-Murlong Road
  • MURRAY BRIDGE – McHenry Street
  • NAIRNE, Old Princes Highway
  • NELSHABY – Scenic Drive
  • OAKBANK – Gillman Road
  • PARINGA – Cudmore Avenue
  • PENNESHAW – Middle Terrace
  • PENRICE – Moorooroo Road
  • PORT HUGHES – Randolph Street
  • PORT LINCOLN – Swaffer Street
  • PORT LINCOLN – Volante Street
  • PORT PIRIE WEST – Frederick Road
  • QUORN – Wolseley Terrace
  • RUDALL – Birdseye Highway
  • 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 – 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

  • Resolved

  • Soutchak St
  • Fairview Park
  • 18/12/2017
  • Water On
  • 18/12/2017 10:47 AM - We are on-site responding to an incident in Fairview Park. Water should now be back on. Our crews may remain on site to perform further work. Traffic restrictions may also apply. Reference Number WO: 06151091.
  • See all major faults

  • Scheduled works

  • Underway
  • Port Rd
  • Woodville
  • 18/12/2017
  • Supply Interruption
  • Estimated start time (water off): 20/12/2017 10:00 AM
    Estimated restore time (water back on): 20/12/2017 02:00 PM

    We’re committed to improving your services and are undertaking maintenance work in Woodville. Water supply in the surrounding area may be impacted during the above times. Traffic restrictions may also apply.

  • See all scheduled works