Metropolitan Water Main Replacement Program

Metropolitan Water Main Replacement Program

What is the program?

We look after 27,000 kilometres of pipeline across Adelaide and throughout the state to deliver safe, clean water to South Australian households and businesses.

In the past 10 years we’ve replaced 638,000 metres and – between 2016 and 2020 – we’ll be replacing 375,700 more.

Watch this video for an overview of what the program will achieve by 2020.

Interactive Map

This map shows you our water main network, works undertaken, works planned to July 2018 and priority areas between now and 2020.

You can zoom in or type in a street address, click on a main and find out more about when it was laid or when works are planned, life expectancy of that pipe and the diameter (DN) of the pipe.

We will keep this updated in coming years as part of our efforts to deliver relevant information.


Planned Metro Water Main Replacements 2017/2018/2019
Replaced Water Mains (Last 10 years)
Water Mains
Water Main Replacement Focus Areas

Current Water Main Replacement Projects

Suburb StreetLength of replacementStart date Expected completion date Council area
SeatonTapleys Hill Road594 metresJanuaryJuneCity of Charles Sturt
Beulah ParkOban Street153 metresJulyAugustCity of Burnside
New TownThomas Street, Rodda Crescent, George Street, Drain Road680 metresSeptemberOctoberCopper Coast Council
GlenungaAllinga Avenue, Bevington Road, Myola Avenue and Cedar Avenue1155 metresSeptemberNovemberCity of Burnside
EdwardstownGilpipi Avenue253 metresOctoberOctoberCity of Marion
Mitchell ParkThirza Avenue and Nellie Avenue710 metresOctoberNovemberCity of Marion
Mansfield ParkRichard Avenue380 metresOctober NovemberCity of Port Adelaide Enfield
Toorak GardensSprod Avenue314 metresOctoberNovemberCity of Burnside
Unley ParkGrove Street280 metresNovemberDecemberCity of Unley
Para HillsWilson Road148 metresNovemberDecemberCity of Salisbury
St GeorgesAnglesey Avenue145 metresDecemberDecemberCity of Burnside


Our objectives

We want to reduce the impact of water main breaks and leaks on our community and deliver a reliable service to our customers.


What can I expect?

We are committed to keeping construction impacts to a minimum. As works progress you may experience the following:

  • Noise and dust from construction equipment Increased traffic in and around your local street
  • Restricted access to properties  Traffic and pedestrian management Temporary parking restrictions
  • Excavation work on roads and footpaths
  • Temporary interruption to your water supply.

We will make sure affected residents and businesses are aware of any works being planned.


Interruptions to customer water supply

Temporary interruptions to your water supply will be required at certain times.  This allows us to transfer all customer connections from the old main to the new main. These are usually scheduled during the middle of the day when demand for water is at its lowest. Overnight outages may occur in areas where day works are not practical.

You will receive advance notice from a member of the crew before any water disruptions.


Reinstatement

Road reinstatement occurs as soon as possible after the pipeline has been reconnected. The trench is backfilled at the conclusion of each work day. This ensures safety and minimises disruptions to traffic or property access.

Further information

  • You will receive a letter from the SA Water Stakeholder Engagement team before works begin.
  • For more information, contact our Customer Call Centre.
    Phone 1800 812 362 or email: project@sawater.com.au

Completed Water Main Replacements

  • Adelaide - Arthur Street
  • Adelaide - Flinders Street
  • Adelaide - Holland Street
  • Adelaide - King William Street
  • Adelaide - Maxwell Street
  • Adelaide - St Helena Place
  • Aldinga - Bowering Hill Road
  • Aldinga - Main South Road
  • Angle Park - Cowan Street
  • Athelstone - Aveston Avenue, Linda Drive and Lorelle Avenue
  • Athelstone - Clarence Drive
  • Athelstone - Wicklow Avenue
  • Athelstone - Gembrook Road
  • Athelstone - Grahame Drive
  • Athelstone - Karen Place
  • Athelstone - Glenda Drive
  • Athelstone - Maryvale Road and Antares Way
  • Athelstone - Robert Street
  • Athelstone - Shaw Street
  • Athelstone - Greenside Avenue
  • Athol Park - Cook Street
  • Athol Park - Glenroy Street
  • Banksia Park - Steventon Drive
  • Beaumont, Grey Avenue
  • Bedford Park - Heath Street
  • Bedford Park - Rupert Avenue
  • Belair - Gloucester Avenue
  • Belair - Caroline Avenue
  • Bellevue Heights - Sherwood Avenue
  • Blackwood - Young Street
  • Brahma Lodge - Gregory and Eton Streets
  • Broadview - Erin Street
  • Broadview - Meredith Street
  • Broadview - Bruce Street
  • Broadview - Haig Street
  • Broadview - Iona Street
  • Brooklyn Park - Marion Road
  • Brooklyn Park - Sir Donald Bradman Drive
  • Campbelltown - Cedar Avenue
  • Clarence Gardens - Edward Street
  • Clapham - Springbank Road
  • Clearview - Hampstead Road (1)
  • Clearview - Hampstead Road (2)
  • Clearview - Hampstead Road (3)
  • Clearview - Kent Avenue & Chaucer Street
  • Clearview - Sarina Avenue
  • Clovelly Park - Essex Avenue
  • Clovelly Park - Scott Avenue
  • College Park - Pembroke Avenue and College Street
  • College Park - Trinity Street
  • Dernancourt - Mahogany Avenue and Walnut Grove
  • Dernancourt - Reids Road
  • Dernancourt - Scott Road
  • Edwardstown - Conmurra Avenue
  • Edwardstown - Daws Road
  • Edwardstown - Gumbowie Avenue
  • Elizabeth - Harvey Road
  • Elizabeth Downs - McKenzie Road
  • Elizabeth East - Fletcher Road
  • Elizabeth Grove - Haynes Street
  • Elizabeth North, Tisbury Street
  • Elizabeth Park - Beauminster Road
  • Elizabeth Park, Garlick Road
  • Enfield - Ragless Avenue
  • Enfield - Woodfield Street
  • Evanston Gardens - Angle Vale Road
  • Everard Park - Orchard Avenue
  • Fairview Park - Fairview Avenue
  • Findon - Reserve Parade
  • Forrestville - Second Avenue
  • Gawler East - Cockshell Drive
  • Gawler East - Turner Street
  • Goodwood - Mansfield Street
  • Gilles Plains - Lurline Avenue
  • Gillman - Bedford Street
  • Glandore - Victoria Street
  • Glengowrie - Duggan Avenue
  • Glenside - L'Estrange Street
  • Glenunga - Kingsley Avenue
  • Glen Osmond - Vine Lane
  • Glenside - Broughton Street
  • Goodwood - Leader Street
  • Greenacres - Redward Avenue
  • Greenacres - Redward Avenue (2)
  • Greenacres - Thornton Road
  • Hampstead Gardens - Lyall Avenue
  • Hazelwood Park - Seaforth Avenue
  • Hectorville - Robson Road
  • Highgate - Yeo Avenue
  • Hillcrest - Beatty Avenue
  • Hillcrest - Burdekin and Nepal Streets
  • Hillcrest - Condamine Street and Queensborough Avene
  • Hillcrest - Delhi Avenue, Ramsey Avenue, Dunedin Avenue
  • Hillcrest - Gray Street
  • Hillcrest - Grenville Avenue
  • Holden Hill - Dundee Avenue
  • Holden Hill - Cortina Avenue
  • Hyde Park - Commercial Road
  • Ingle Farm - Beovich Road
  • Ingle Farm - Cugera Avenue
  • Ingle Farm - Dulkara Road
  • Ingle Farm - Makin Road
  • Ingle Farm - Mary Leonard Drivr
  • Ingle Farm - Sheringa Avenue
  • Ingle Farm - Pando Avenue
  • Ingle Farm - Peaton Avenue
  • Joslin - Fifth Avenue
  • Kensington Gardens - Brigalow Avenue
  • Kensington Park - Glynburn Road
  • Keswick - Anzac Highway
  • Kilburn - Garland Avenue
  • Kilburn - Galway Street
  • Kingswood - Halsbury Avenue
  • Klemzig - Reece Avenue
  • Kurralta Park - ANZAC Highway
  • Linden Park, Hay Road
  • Linden Park - Mariner and Burnell Roads
  • Magill, Carey Street
  • Malvern, Cambridge Terrace
  • Mansfield Park - Gladstone Road
  • Mansfield Park - Grand Junction Road
  • Manningham - Maxwell Road
  • Marleston - South Street
  • Marino - Kinsale Crescent
  • Millswood - Chelmsford Avenue
  • Mitchell Park - Minkie Avenue
  • Mitchell Park - McFarlane Avenue
  • Mitchell Park - Sampson Road
  • Modbury - Cook and Pierre Streets
  • Modbury North - Kelly Road
  • Morphett Vale - Kentwood Road
  • Morphett Vale - Shirburn Avenue
  • Netherby - French Street
  • Netherby - Pulleine Avenue
  • Newton, Crozier Avenue
  • Newton - Monaro Crescent
  • Newton - Groves Street
  • Newton - Sorrento Avenue
  • Northfield - Druce Avenue
  • Northfield - Hargrave Street
  • Novar Gardens - Bonython Avenue
  • O' Halloran Hill - Majors Road
  • Oakden - Grand Junction Road (1)
  • Oakden - Grand Junction Road (2)
  • Oaklands Park - Boyle Street
  • O'Halloran Hill - Boxwood Road
  • Ottoway - Ina Avenue
  • Parkside - St Helen Street
  • Panorama - Eliza Place
  • Para Hills - Pamela Drive
  • Para Vista - Montague Road
  • Paracombe - Hurst Road
  • Paradise - Caroline Street
  • Paradise - Moseley Road
  • Paradise - Gorge Road (2)
  • Paradise - Grantham Grove
  • Paradise - Ridgefield Avenue
  • Paradise - Silkes Road
  • Para Hills - John Street
  • Park Holme - Burton, Ragless and Davidson Avenues
  • Park Holme - Weroona Avenue
  • Parkside - Kenilworth Road
  • Parkside - Leicester Street
  • Parkside - Robsart Street
  • Parkside - Scott Street
  • Parkside - Vagnoni Avenue
  • Pennington - Burleigh Avenue
  • Plympton - Anzac Highway
  • Plympton - Edwards Street and Williams Avenue
  • Plympton Park - Tennyson Avenue
  • Port Willunga - Esplanade
  • Prospect - Barker Road
  • Pospect - Boyle Street
  • Prospect - Charles Street
  • Prospect - Flora Terrace
  • Prospect - Le Hunte Avenue
  • Prospect - Olive Street
  • Prospect - Peel Street
  • Prospect - Prospect Road
  • Prospect - Vaughan Street
  • Prospect - Vine Street
  • Redwood Park - Allchurch Avenue
  • Reynella East - Wild Avenue
  • Rose Park - Hewitt Avenue
  • Roseworthy - Ronda Avenue
  • Rostrevor - Forest Avenue
  • Rostrevor - Chaliapin Street and Laurence Street
  • Rostrevor - Cortlyne Road
  • Rostrevor - Grantley Avenue South
  • Rostrevor - Treefern Avenue
  • Rostrevor - Alguna Crescent
  • Rostrevor - Jury Avenue
  • Rostrevor - Koonga Avenue
  • Rostrevor - Moules Road
  • Rostrevor - Sheila Street
  • Royal Park - Johnson Street
  • Salisbury East - Northbri Avenue
  • Salisbury Heights - Green Valley Drive
  • Salisbury Heights - Pacific Circuit
  • Salisbury North - Farley Grove
  • Salisbury North - Farmham Avenue
  • Seacombe Gardens - Bluebell Avenue
  • Seacombe Gardens - Brigalow Avenue
  • Seacombe Gardens - Ramsay Avenue
  • Seacombe Gardens - Vardon Street
  • Seaview Downs - Wangary Terrace
  • Smithfield Plains - Crittenden Road
  • South Brighton - Tucker Street
  • St Agnes - Tilley Road
  • St Marys - Bonett Avenue
  • Tea Tree Gully - Rednall Street
  • Toorak Gardens - Cudmore Avenue
  • Torrensville - North Parade & West Street
  • Tranmere - Glynburn Road
  • Unley - Greenhill Road
  • Warradale - Primus Street
  • Wattle Park - Penfold Road
  • Wattle Park - Simpson Road
  • Wayville - Davenport Terrace
  • Whites Valley - Ryan Road and Colville Road
  • Windsor Gardens - Lagonda Drive
  • Windsor Gardens - Metcalf Street
  • Windsor Gardens - Heather Avenue
  • Windsor Gardens - Pitman Road
  • Wingfield - Morgan Street
  • Woodside - Onkaparinga Road
  • Woodville West - Nicholls Terrace

  • Major faults

  • Underway

  • Fletcher Rd
  • Largs North
  • 18/11/2019
  • Water Supply On
  • 18/11/2019 02:21 PM - We are attending to an incident in Largs North 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: 07131440.
  • See all major faults

  • Scheduled works

  • Underway
  • Lamshed St
  • Maitland
  • 19/11/2019
  • Temporary Supply Interruption
  • Estimated start time and water supply off: 20/11/2019 09:00 AM
    Estimated restore time and water supply back on: 20/11/2019 04:00 PM

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