North Adelaide Tank Site Upgrade

North Adelaide Tank Site Upgrade

What is the project?

We are undertaking a project to upgrade our North Adelaide EL51 tank site. The buried tank, constructed in 1878, is located at the corner of O'Connell St and Barton Terrace East in North Adelaide.

The tank supplies approximately 100,000 people and is a critical part of our water supply network.

Why is it important?

To secure our customers water supply we must address blockages, treat cracks on the tank roof and reconfigure existing surface drains.

Our works will also look to

  • Prevent unauthorised vehicle access to the tank mound.
  • Include some landscaping works to improve the visual amenity of the site, in consultation with Adelaide City Council
  • Address frequent graffiti attacks.

What can I expect?

A temporary fence will be installed around the work area for the duration of the project. This will help secure the work site and ensure the safety of the public.

There will be no disruption to resident’s water supply.

Traffic management will be in place during works when required.  There may be some intermittent on-street parking restrictions.

Some vegetation may need to be removed during these works and SA Water is working closely with Council to maintain the amenity of the local area.

Please note our tank was recently provisionally heritage listed. Our works are designed to protect the historical architecture of the tank.

How long will it take?

Construction is to start in February and take approximately 5 months to complete.

Anticipated hours of work are Monday to Saturday between 7am and 5pm. Works are not expected to take place on Sundays or Public Holidays.

Where can I go for more information?

Local residents and businesses will receive further notification about the works before construction starts.

For more information please contact SA Water on 1300 650 950 or email

  • 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.
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  • 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.

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