Warooka and Point Turton Water Supply and Quality Upgrade

Warooka and Point Turton Water Supply and Quality Upgrade

SA Water is currently constructing 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 commenced at the end of 2017 and works are expected to be completed by October 2018.

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.


Between Monday 24 September and Tuesday 2 October SA Water will change the source of the drinking water supply with Warooka and Point Turton from local bores to our River Murray supply. 

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

  • Underway

  • King St
  • Brighton
  • 21/10/2018
  • Water Supply On
  • 22/10/2018 05:44 AM - We are attending to an incident in Brighton 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: 06609968.
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  • 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.

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