Community tours and programs

Community tours and programs

Learn how SA Water safely delivers water services to over 1.7 million South Australians every day.

Don’t forget to download our BYOB app when out and about. Tap water is one of the best choices you can make for your health, the environment, and your wallet. Search for nearby drinking fountains and bottle filling stations wherever you are in South Australia using our BYOB app.

Adelaide Desalination Plant tour

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Duration: 90 minutes
Location: Lonsdale
Max capacity: 24 people

The Adelaide Desalination Plant at Lonsdale is the state’s largest desalination plant able to produce 100 gigalitres a year. As metropolitan Adelaide’s only climate-independent source of drinking water, it has been delivering drinking water since 2011.

Join a guided tour to see how we turn seawater into fresh clean drinking water, and how important desalination is to South Australia’s water security.

Please note, this tour takes place from a vehicle. Please let us know if your group does not have access to a mini-bus to discuss options.

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Reservoir reserve tours

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Explore your local reservoir reserve and learn about the essential role a reservoir plays in the delivery of safe drinking water for our state. A reservoir reserve is also home to protected native plants and animals, and a great place to discover biodiversity, sustainability, and the many benefits of protecting natural spaces. To learn more or discuss options for a Ranger Talk while you visit please contact us at

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Reservoir reserve activities and maps

Visit the reservoir reserve website for more information about each site, including maps, walking trails, and the activities and facilities available.

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Community group presentations

Suitable for:
Duration: 60 minutes
Location: Flexible
Max capacity:

Your community group could learn more about how SA Water manages water services for over 1.7 million South Australians. Our education team can come to you and present on topics including:

  • Water quality and treatment methods
  • Water literacy
  • Water efficiency for the home and garden
  • SA Water’s sustainability goals and initiatives

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