Securing the Potable Water Supply - Water Reuse Scheme


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.

This website will be updated to reflect these changes.

Port Lincoln, SA

Total funding: Total project cost $1 million, with funding of $500,000 from the Australian Government under the National Water Security Plan for Cities and Towns and the remaining funding provided by the City of Port Lincoln.

About the project

This is the third stage of Port Lincoln's wastewater reuse scheme. This project aims to expand Port Lincoln's wastewater recycling scheme by extending the main delivery line and storage tanks to ten new sites. The project involves the installation of tanks, pumps, pipework to irrigation sites and the implementation of an Irrigation Management Plan.

The sites to be included are:

  1. Northpoint Reserve
  2. Centenary Oval
  3. Foreshore Reserve
  4. Flinders Park
  5. Eyre Park
  6. Old Mill Park
  7. Laguna Drive Reserve
  8. Port Lincoln High School
  9. Port Lincoln Junior Primary School
  10. St Josephs School

Project benefits

This project will:

  • save 69 million litres of potable water each year, contributing to a total saving of 134 million litres each year for the Port Lincoln Wastewater Re-use Scheme
  • reduce the draw down on SA Water's bore fields, and
  • improve coastal water quality by reducing the amount of effluent that is discharged into the marine environment.


The project commenced on 9 November 2010 and is scheduled for completion by 30 June 2012.