Augmentation is when mains are upgraded to service whole areas of land development. It does not apply to a single development.
An augmentation area is the area where our network capacity has been extended. Generally, this is done to account for the future needs of an area, should it be developed in future.
The majority of augmentation areas are in country townships. Some are in fringe metropolitan suburbs. Augmentation charges only apply within these areas.
For more information you can read our Augmentation Policy.
Augmentation charges are additional costs. They are payable on top of costs normally associated with land development. You can see those charges below.
There are a number of factors that impact on the augmentation charge. These include:
Augmentation may include:
These services can be staged or delayed. They will then be done once the existing infrastructure is unable to serve the level of development that has taken place.
For all augmentation areas and charges, please refer to the 2017/18 Augmentation Fee Document.
SA Water customers in Goolwa and surrounding areas, including Goolwa Beach, Goolwa South, Goolwa North and Hindmarsh Island may currently be experiencing discoloured or milky water coming out of their taps.
This water remains safe to drink.
During recent planned maintenance in the area, some existing sediment in the local water supply network has been stirred up, resulting in the discoloured water.
We are working hard to resolve the issue, and we are flushing out the discoloured water. Given the size of the water network in the area, this may take some time. At this stage, we are hoping water supply will return to normal by Friday afternoon.
We will continue to monitor the situation, and provide updates on our website and Facebook page.
For further information or any questions, please contact us on 1300 SA WATER.