Warooka and Point Turton Water Supply Upgrade

Warooka and Point Turton Water Supply Upgrade

SA Water is planning to construct a new 38.5km pipeline to upgrade the drinking water supply to the townships of Warooka and Point Turton in the Yorke Peninsula.  

Currently the Warooka and Point Turton water supply is solely sourced from the Para-Wurlie basin borefield. However this network is nearing capacity due to declining yields and population growth in the area.

The planned pipeline will ensure the long term security of supply to SA Water’s Warooka System customers by connecting to the River Murray supply.

The pipeline will link SA Water’s Minlacowie and Warooka tanks by laying 38.5km of new transmission main.

Additional works will see the installation of 1.25km of new main in Point Turton as well as the construction of a new booster pump station.

Site works will commence towards the end of 2017 and expected to take between 14-20 months to complete.

The new pipeline will be laid under the road verge where possible and follow a route that includes Harry Butler Road, Hardwicke Bay Road, Yorke Highway, Corny Point Road and White Hut Road.

What can I expect?

SA Water is committed to keeping construction impacts to a minimum. However some local property owners may experience the following as the pipeline is laid in stages along the road verges:

  • Noise and dust from construction equipment, vehicle movements and material handling activities.
  • Traffic management and temporary fencing around the work site for the safety of workers, motorists and pedestrians.

Where can I get more information?

SA Water’s Stakeholder Engagement will be in contact with local residents along the pipeline route and residents of Warooka and Pt Turton as planning progresses.

In the meantime if you have any questions regarding the project, please contact the SA Water's Project Team on 1800 812 362 or email project@sawater.com.au.

  • Major faults

  • Reported

  • HMAS Australia Road
  • Henley Beach South
  • 18/12/2017
  • Water Off
  • 18/12/2017 3:26 PM - We are on-site responding to an incident in Henley Beach South. Our crews may remain on site to perform further work. Traffic restrictions may also apply. Reference Number WO:06151098

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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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