Warooka and Point Turton Water Supply Upgrade

Warooka and Point Turton Water Supply 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 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

  • Charlbury Rd
  • Medindie Gardens
  • 21/03/2018
  • Major Leak
  • Last Updated: 21/03/2018 07:52 AM - We have received a report of an incident in Medindie Gardens. Water supply in the surrounding area may be impacted as we resolve this issue. Traffic restrictions may also apply. Reference Number WO: 06281665.

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  • Scheduled works

  • Underway
  • Rupert Av
  • Bedford Park
  • 21/03/2018
  • Supply Interruption
  • Estimated start time (water off): 22/03/2018 09:00 AM
    Estimated restore time (water back on): 22/03/2018 06:00 PM

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

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