Developer contributions are set on a case by case basis based on estimated efficient costs for the new investment.
Extensions occur where existing mains are lengthened or altered to supply existing or new properties that are not currently serviced.
A typical example of this is an approach main external to the development boundary of a new development area.
Where a proposed extension provides an additional benefit to other customers, we contribute 50% of the material costs for the extension. The 50% material cost contribution will only include pipe and fittings.
If we require pipework to be up-sized to support future growth, we will pay the full materials cost of the difference between your minimum needs and the extra work we require.
Extension fees are based on the estimated cost to deliver the service.
Connections occur where a new property is added and a new connection to an existing water or sewerage main is required.
A typical example of this is a new connection for a property sub-division.
For more information you can read our Developer Contributions: Connections fact sheet PDF, 479.57 KB and view our current connection fees here .
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.