How we respond when you report a fault

How we respond when you report a fault

Our step by step process

You can report faults and service interruptions, including leaks and breaks plus water meter issues, by calling our 24/7 Customer Care Centre on 1300 SA Water │ 1300 729 283 or completing a form online.

You can also see where we are working on major faults and scheduled interruptions on our map.

We also tweet about major faults and service interruptions so that you can stay informed. 

We monitor the mains network 24/7, and while we cannot always prevent breaks and service interruptions from happening, we do work hard to repair and reinstate services as safely and quickly as we can to minimise the inconvenience they cause.

Most leaks and breaks occur due to soil movement, particularly highly reactive clay soils and changes in moisture levels. Sudden changes in water pressure as well as unintended damage during excavation or road works also cause leaks and breaks.

We appreciate you letting us know when you spot a fault and use this information to prioritise repair and maintenance including the allocation of network technicians to assess the issue.  

On arrival, they determine what’s needed to repair it and gauge how many customers may be affected while this work is actioned. They also shut off the water. It can take time for us to do this, as it needs to be gradual so as not to cause further damage. On our technician’s advice, an equipped crew will be dispatched to repair the pipe.


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  • Major faults

  • Underway

  • Balaklava Rd
  • Auburn
  • 22/10/2018
  • Water Supply On
  • 22/10/2018 06:45 PM - We are attending to an incident in Auburn with no interruption to the water supply. The safety of our crews and customers comes first, and we always aim to minimise inconvenience by restoring services as quickly as we can. Reference Number WO: 06610492.
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  • Scheduled works

  • Underway
  • Frome St
  • Adelaide
  • 22/10/2018
  • Temporary Supply Interruption
  • Estimated start time and water supply off: 23/10/2018 09:00 PM
    Estimated restore time and water supply back on: 23/10/2018 06:00 AM

    We’re improving your services and undertaking maintenance work in Adelaide. Sometimes our crews need to temporarily interrupt the water supply to our customers and/or manage traffic while they are working. Temporary traffic management may remain in place until reinstatement of the impacted road is complete. We always aim to minimise inconvenience by restoring services as safely and quickly as we can.


  • See all scheduled works