SA Water was set up by an Act of Parliament and is directly affected by five key Acts. This legal framework makes sure you have clean and safe water. It also helps to ensure:
How does the law make sure I have clean and safe water?
The Safe Drinking Water Act 2011 and the Safe Drinking Water Regulations 2012 make sure we test water regularly. We report the results to the Department for Health and Ageing and publish the results online.
This Act also makes sure that we:
- conduct regular audits
- have approved monitoring in place
- manage risk.
If SA Water is government-owned, is it really a business?
The South Australian Water Corporation Act 1994 is the Act that established SA Water as a government business enterprise. As a business enterprise we do commercial activities on behalf of our owner. That owner is the Government of South Australia.
We are also subject to the Public Corporations Act 1993. The Public Corporations Act requires us to operate in a competitive and profitable way.
Water Supply On
- 11/09/2019 09:53 PM - We are attending to an incident in Plympton Park 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: 07126521.
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Temporary Supply Interruption
- Estimated start time and water supply off: 09/09/2019 12:30 PM
Estimated restore time and water supply back on: 16/09/2019 12:30 PM
We’re improving your services and undertaking maintenance work in Brighton. 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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