Baroota Reservoir

Baroota Reservoir

Completed in 1921, the Baroota Reservoir was built to supply additional water to Port Pirie and other northern parts of the Beetaloo distribution system. Originally one of the primary water sources for the northern Spencer Gulf, today Baroota reservoir is an offline reservoir only, no longer supplying drinking water. Its maintained only as an emergency water source in the unlikely event of a major failure of the Morgan-Whyalla pipeline.

The dam is on Baroota Creek to the north-east of Port Germein.

Capacity: 6.14 gigalitres (that would fill 3,000 Olympic swimming pools)

Public access: No

  • Major faults

  • Underway

  • Polkinghorns Rd
  • Arthurton
  • 18/06/2020
  • Water Supply On
  • 18/06/2020 03:05 PM - We are attending to an incident in Arthurton 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: 07505663.
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  • Scheduled works

  • Underway
  • Spruance Rd
  • Elizabeth East
  • 11/06/2021
  • Temporary Supply Interruption
  • Estimated start time and water supply off: 15/06/2021 09:00 AM
    Estimated restore time and water supply back on: 15/06/2021 04:00 PM

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