Gawler Water Reuse Project


On 21 September 2015, responsibility for water policy and resources was transferred to the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources - Administrative Arrangement Order made on 21 September 2015.

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Gawler Water Reuse Project: Fact sheet (PDF - 248.13 KB)

About the project

Project location: Gawler, South Australia

Funding recipient: Light Regional Council

Total Australian Government funding: $10,700,000 (GST exclusive)

Water savings: up to 800 ML/yr

The project will harvest urban stormwater into wetlands where it will be cleaned, prior to being injected into an aquifer for storage. The water will then be extracted for supply to be delivered to reserves, sports fields, school ovals and for use in industrial areas.

Project benefits/objectives:

  • reduce the demand for potable water by up to 800 ML/yr
  • reduce the impact of urban runoff on local waterways and ecosystems, and
  • improved amenity of community ovals and sports fields.