Water Quality

Water Quality

South Australia has unique water quality challenges. We have limited rainfall, and our population is spread across a large area. This can make treating and transporting water difficult. Our water sources include: the River Murray, surface water, seawater and groundwater.

Water quality is much more than just how water looks, tastes and smells (though these are important). It is also an issue of public health.

Keeping the quality of our water consistent as it moves through our water mains is no simple feat. SA Water manages more than 50 water treatment plants. These plants remove impurities, filter the water and disinfect it so it's safe to drink.

We are proud to be able to say SA Water consistently meets national water quality targets. You can read more about water quality by viewing our latest Annual Report.


Tell us what you think

We're always looking for ways to improve our website, and we would appreciate your feedback on this page.

Please note we cannot respond to any comment made here. If you need a response, please contact us.

Was this page useful?
How can we make it better?

  • Major faults

  • Resolved

  • Poyntz Tce
  • Coonalpyn
  • 12/11/2019
  • Water Supply On
  • 12/11/2019 07:07 PM - We are attending to an incident in Coonalpyn 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: 07207361.
  • See all major faults

  • Scheduled works

  • Underway
  • Lawrence Hargrav Way
  • Parafield
  • 14/11/2019
  • Temporary Supply Interruption
  • Estimated start time and water supply off: 15/11/2019 05:30 PM
    Estimated restore time and water supply back on: 15/11/2019 08:30 PM

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

Follow Us On