Metropolitan Water Main Replacement Program

Metropolitan Water Main Replacement Program

What is the program?

We look after 27,000 kilometres of pipeline across Adelaide and throughout the state to deliver safe, clean water to South Australian households and businesses.

In the past 10 years we’ve replaced 638,000 metres and – in the four years until 2020 – we’ll be replacing 375,700 more.

Watch this video for an overview of what the program will achieve by 2020

Interactive Map

This map shows you our water main network, works undertaken, works planned to July 2018 and priority areas between now and 2020.

You can zoom in or type in a street address, click on a main and find out more about when it was laid or when works are planned, life expectancy of that pipe and the diameter (DN) of the pipe.

We will keep this updated in coming years as part of our efforts to deliver relevant information.

Planned Metro Water Main Replacements 2016/2017/2018
Replaced Water Mains (Last 10 years)
Water Mains
Water Main Replacement Focus Areas

Current Water Main Replacement Projects

Suburb Street Length of replacementStart date Expected completion date Council area
Ingle FarmDulkara Road372 metresNovemberMarchCity of Salisbury
ParksideRobsart Street216 metresDecemberFebruaryCity of Unley
St AgnesTolley Road297 metresJanuaryFebruaryCity of Tea Tree Gully
Reynella EastWild Avenue and Wild Court368 metresJanuaryFebruaryCity of Onkaparinga
Reynella EastWild Avenue and Wild Court368 metresJanuaryFebruaryCity of Onkaparinga
HighgateYeo Avenue368 metresJanuaryFebruaryCity of Unley
HillcrestGray Street and Country Street279 metresJanuaryFebruaryCity of Port Adelaide Enfield
Hazelwood ParkSeaforth Avenue1,287 metresJanuaryFebruaryCity of Burnside
SeatonTapleys Hill Road594 metresJanuaryMarchCity of Charles Sturt
Elizabeth DownsMcKenzie Road262 metresFebruaryFebruaryCity of Playford
NetherbyFrench Street234 metresFebruaryFebruaryCity of Mitcham
Kensington GardensBrigalow Avenue457 metresFebruaryMarchCampbelltown City Council
Linden ParkMariner and Burnell Streets469 metresFebruaryMarchCity of Burnside
Evanston GardensAngle Vale Road784 metresFebruaryMarchTown of Gawler
ParksideScott Street210 metresFebruaryMarchCity of Unley
Hyde ParkCommercial Road277 metresFebruaryMarchCity of Unley
Para HillsPamela Drive309 metresFebruaryMarchCity of Salisbury
GlenungaKingsley Avenue/Leroy Street226 metresFebruaryMarchCity of Burnside
Clovelly ParkScott Avenue and Cooder Way338 metresFebruaryMarchCity of Marion
Ingle FarmPeaton Avenue215 metresFebruaryMarchCity of Salisbury
RostrevorCortlyne Road168 metresFebruaryMarchCampbelltown City Council
Glen OsmondVine Lane302 metresFebruaryMarchCity of Burnside
Salisbury HeightsPacific Circuit270 metresMarchMarchCity of Salisbury
ParadiseRidgefield Avenue136 metresMarchMarchCampbelltown City Council
Ingle FarmBeovich Road226 metresMarchMarchCity of Salisbury
Salisbury NorthFarnham Avenue178 metresMarchMarchCity of Salisbury
Ingle FarmSheringa Avenue351 metresMarchMarchCity of Salisbury
Fairview ParkFerrier Avenue405 metresMarchMarchCity of Tea Tree Gully
GoodwoodLeader Street480 metresMarchAprilCity of Unley
Bedford ParkRupert Avenue367 metresMarchAprilCity of Marion
Mitchell ParkMcFarlane Avenue286 metresMarchAprilCity of Marion
Woodville WestNicholls Terrace/Henderson Avenue201 metresMarchAprilCity of Charles Sturt
BlackwoodYoung Street280 metresMarch AprilCity of Mitcham
Park HolmeBurton, Ragless and Davidson Avenues584 metresMarchAprilCity of Marion
Ingle FarmMakin Road314 metresMarchAprilCity of Salisbury
AldingaBowering Hill Road406 metresMarchAprilCity of Onkaparinga
Redwood ParkAllchurch Avenue617 metresMarchAprilCity of Tea Tree Gully
Elizabeth EastFletcher Road514 metresAprilAprilCity of Playford
AdelaideArthur Street66 metresAprilAprilAdelaide City Council
GlenungaL'Estrange Street and Ashmore Street359 metresAprilAprilCity of Burnside
RostrevorGrantley Avenue South178 metresAprilAprilCampbelltown City Council
GlandoreVictoria Street229 metresAprilMayCity of Marion
EdwardstownDaws Road511 metresApril MayCity of Marion
GlensideBroughton Street340 metresAprilMayCity of Burnside
HillcrestCondamine Street and Queensborough Avene550 metresAprilMayCity of Port Adelaide Enfield
RostrevorJury Avenue352 metresAprilMayCampbelltown City Council
AthelstoneClarence Drive and Gembrook Road212 metresAprilMayCampbelltown City Council
ParadiseSilkes Road380 metresMayMayCampbelltown City Council
Rose ParkHewitt Avenue361 metresMayMayCity of Burnside
AthelstoneAddison Avenue352 metresMayJuneCampbelltown City Council

Our objectives

We want to reduce the impact of bursts and leaks on our community and deliver a reliable service to our customers.

What can I expect?

We are committed to keeping construction impacts to a minimum. As works progress you may experience the following:

  • Noise and dust from construction equipment Increased traffic in and around your local street
  • Restricted access to properties  Traffic and pedestrian management Temporary parking restrictions
  • Excavation work on roads and footpaths
  • Temporary interruption to your water supply.

We will make sure affected residents and businesses are aware of any works being planned.

Interruptions to customer water supply

Temporary interruptions to your water supply will be required at certain times.  This allows us 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.

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


Road reinstatement occurs as soon as possible after the pipeline has been reconnected. The trench is backfilled at the conclusion of each work day. This ensures safety and minimises disruptions to traffic or property access.

Further information

  • You will receive a letter from the SA Water Stakeholder Engagement team before works begin.
  • For more information, contact our Customer Call Centre.
    Phone 1800 812 362 or email:

Completed Water Main Replacements

  • Adelaide - Holland Street
  • Adelaide - King William Street
  • Adelaide - Maxwell Street
  • Adelaide - St Helena Place
  • Aldinga - Main South Road
  • Angle Park - Cowan Street
  • Athelstone - Wicklow Avenue
  • Athelstone - Grahame Drive
  • Athelstone - Karen Place
  • Athelstone - Glenda Drive
  • Athelstone - Robert Street
  • Athelstone - Shaw Street
  • Athelstone - Greenside Avenue
  • Athol Park - Glenroy Street
  • Banksia Park - Steventon Drive
  • Beaumont, Grey Avenue
  • Bedford PArk - Heath Street
  • Belair - Gloucester Avenue
  • Belair - Caroline Avenue
  • Bellevue Heights - Sherwood Avenue
  • Broadview - Erin Street
  • Broadview - Meredith Street
  • Broadview - Bruce Street
  • Broadview - Haig Street
  • Broadview - Iona Street
  • Brooklyn Park - Marion Road
  • Brooklyn Park - Sir Donald Bradman Drive
  • Clarence Gardens - Edward Street
  • Clapham - Springbank Road
  • Clearview - Hampstead Road (1)
  • Clearview - Hampstead Road (2)
  • Clearview - Hampstead Road (3)
  • Clearview - Kent Avenue & Chaucer Street
  • Clearview - Sarina Avenue
  • College Park - Trinity Street
  • Dernancourt, Scott Road
  • Edwardstown - Conmurra Avenue
  • Edwardstown - Gumbowie Avenue
  • Elizabeth - Harvey Road
  • Elizabeth Grove - Haynes Street
  • Elizabeth North, Tisbury Street
  • Elizabeth Park - Beauminster Road
  • Elizabeth Park, Garlick Road
  • Enfield - Ragless Avenue
  • Everard Park - Orchard Avenue
  • Findon - Reserve Parade
  • Forrestville - Second Avenue
  • Gawler East - Cockshell Drive
  • Gawler East - Turner Street
  • Goodwood - Mansfield Street
  • Gilles Plains - Lurline Avenue
  • Glenside - L'Estrange Street
  • Greenacres - Redward Avenue
  • Greenacres - Redward Avenue (2)
  • Greenacres - Thornton Road
  • Hampstead Gardens - Lyall Avenue
  • Hectorville - Robson Road
  • Hillcrest - Burdekin and Nepal Streets
  • Hillcrest - Grenville Avenue
  • Holden Hill - Dundee Avenue
  • Holden Hill - Cortina Avenue
  • Ingle Farm - Pando Avenue
  • Joslin - Fifth Avenue
  • Kensington Park - Glynburn Road
  • Kilburn - Garland Avenue
  • Kilburn - Galway Street
  • Kingswood - Halsbury Avenue
  • Klemzig - Reece Avenue
  • Linden Park, Hay Road
  • Magill, Carey Street
  • Malvern, Cambridge Terrace
  • Mansfield Park - Grand Junction Road
  • Marleston - South Street
  • Millswood - Chelmsford Avenue
  • Mitchell Park - Minkie Avenue
  • Mitchell Park - Sampson Road
  • Modbury - Cook and Pierre Streets
  • Modbury North - Kelly Road
  • Morphett Vale - Kentwood Road
  • Morphett Vale - Shirburn Avenue
  • Newton, Crozier Avenue
  • Newton - Monaro Crescent
  • Newton - Groves Street
  • Northfield - Druce Avenue
  • Northfield - Hargrave Street
  • Novar Gardens - Bonython Avenue
  • O' Halloran Hill - Majors Road
  • Oakden - Grand Junction Road (1)
  • Oakden - Grand Junction Road (2)
  • Oaklands Park - Boyle Street
  • O'Halloran Hill - Boxwood Road
  • Ottoway - Ina Avenue
  • Panorama - Eliza Place
  • Para Vista - Montague Road
  • Paracombe - Hurst Road
  • Paradise - Caroline Street
  • Paradise - Moseley Road
  • Paradise - Gorge Road (2)
  • Paradise - Grantham Grove
  • Para Hills - John Street
  • Parkside - Leicester Street
  • Parkside - Rosart Street
  • Plympton - Anzac Highway
  • Plympton Park - Tennyson Avenue
  • Prospect - Barker Road
  • Prospect - Charles Street
  • Prospect - Flora Terrace
  • Prospect - Le Hunte Avenue
  • Prospect - Olive Street
  • Prospect - Peel Street
  • Prospect - Prospect Road
  • Prospect - Vaughan Street
  • Rostrevor - Forest Avenue
  • Rostrevor - Treefern Avenue
  • Rostrevor - Alguna Crescent
  • Rostrevor - Koonga Avenue
  • Rostrevor - Moules Road
  • Rostrevor - Sheila Street
  • Salisbury Heights - Green Valley Drive
  • Salisbury North, Farley Grove
  • Seacombe Gardens - Bluebell Avenue
  • Seacombe Gardens - Brigalow Avenue
  • Seacombe Gardens - Ramsay Avenue
  • Seaview Downs - Wangary Terrace
  • South Brighton - Tucker Street
  • St Marys - Bonett Avenue
  • Tea Tree Gully - Rednall Street
  • Toorak Gardens - Cudmore Avenue
  • Torrensville - North Parade & West Street
  • Tranmere - Glynburn Road
  • Unley - Greenhill Road
  • Wattle Park - Penfold Road
  • Wattle Park - Simpson Road
  • Wayville - Davenport Terrace
  • Windsor Gardens - Lagonda Drive
  • Windsor Gardens - Metcalf Street
  • Windsor Gardens - Heather Avenue
  • Windsor Gardens - Pitman Road
  • Wingfield - Morgan Street

  • Major faults

  • Reported

  • East Tce
  • Kadina
  • 26/04/2018
  • Water On
  • 26/04/2018 10:25 AM - We are on-site responding to an incident in Kadina. Water should now be back on. Our crews may remain on site to perform further work. Traffic restrictions may also apply. Reference Number WO: 06324249.
  • See all major faults

  • Scheduled works

  • Underway
  • Ferrers St
  • Mount Gambier
  • 27/04/2018
  • Supply Interruption
  • Estimated start time (water off): 30/04/2018 09:00 AM
    Estimated restore time (water back on): 30/04/2018 10:30 AM

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

  • See all scheduled works