Barossa Reservoir Reserve

Barossa Reservoir Reserve

Home to the Whispering Wall, Barossa Reservoir Reserve is a popular tourist destination north of Adelaide, and just an hour’s drive from the city centre. The reservoir is close to Williamstown and Gawler, just south of the Barossa Valley, making it a great day trip from Adelaide. Pack a picnic and think of a secret to whisper!

Water from Barossa Reservoir is treated at the Barossa Water Treatment Plant before being supplied to 85,000 customers.

Capacity: 4.4 gigalitres (that would fill 2,200 Olympic swimming pools)

Public access: Yes

Car park: Yes

Lookout: Yes

Picnicking: Yes

The Reservoir Reserves South Australia website has maps and ideas of how to enjoy the Barossa Reservoir Reserve.

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Total Barossa Reservoir Reserve level
  • 93
  • 93

Capacity, volume and rainfall levels across reservoirs supplying metropolitan Adelaide, compared to last month last year
Capacity (GL) Volume this week (GL) Volume this week (%) Volume this week last year (GL) Average Volume this month (GL) Rainfall this week (mm)
4.44.1944.14.10.00

  • 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
  • Oxenham St
  • Dudley Park
  • 08/08/2020
  • Temporary Supply Interruption
  • Estimated start time and water supply off: 08/08/2020 09:00 AM
    Estimated restore time and water supply back on: 08/08/2020 04:00 PM

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