Stormwater

Stormwater

Stormwater drains are a local council responsibility.

SA Water is not responsible for stormwater drains and we are not involved in their installation, upgrade or maintenance.

If you see stormwater drains overflowing, please contact your local council.

What is the difference between recycled water and stormwater?

Recycled water is wastewater that has been treated at our wastewater treatment plants so it can be reused. Recycled water can be used for non-drinking purposes such as irrigating parklands, flushing toilets and watering gardens. It cannot be used for drinking.

Stormwater is water which collects on areas such as footpaths, driveways and roads after heavy rainfall. Stormwater flows into gutters before entering council drainage systems.


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  • Dry Creek
  • 20/07/2018
  • Main Break
  • Last Updated: 20/07/2018 03:59 PM - We have a report of an incident in Dry Creek. Water supply nearby may be impacted. Traffic management may be in place. Reference Number WO: 06465847.
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  • Silkes Rd
  • Paradise
  • 20/07/2018
  • Temporary Supply Interruption
  • Estimated start time and water supply off: 22/07/2018 07:00 PM
    Estimated restore time and water supply back on: 26/07/2018 12:00 PM

    We’re improving your services and undertaking maintenance work in Paradise. 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.


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