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.
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:
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.