Playford Stormwater Harvesting and Reuse Scheme


Playford Stormwater Harvesting and Reuse Scheme: Fact sheet (PDF - 275.69 KB)

About the project:

Project location: Playford, South Australia

Funding recipients: City of Playford

Total Australian Government funding: $9.6 million (GST exclusive)

Water savings: up to 640 ML/yr

This project will reduce the City of Playford's potable water demand by up to 640 megalitres per year (ML/yr). This will be achieved by capturing and cleaning stormwater at two sites, injecting into an aquifer and distributing to a range of end users via a network of reticulation pipes. The project involves adding a further 12.7 kilometres of pipe to the existing 18 kilometre network. A series of community bore sites will assist Playford in reaching the 640 ML/yr target.

The two major harvesting sites are:

  • Stormwater Harvesting - NEXY (Northern Expressway) basin. This site is located along Smith Creek near the corner of Heaslip Road and Womma Road.
  • Stormwater Harvesting - Stebonheath Road / Curtis Road wetland.

Project benefits/objectives:

  • Construct stormwater harvesting and reuse infrastructure that has the capacity to reduce potable water demand by up to 640 ML/yr.
  • Promote the sustainable use of alternative water supplies in the Adelaide urban environment.
  • Be part of an overall stormwater program which will reduce potable water use by up to 1.3 gigalitres per year.


Further details of the Playford Stormwater Harvesting and Reuse Scheme can be located at: City of Playford website