Eden Valley water supply investigation

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Eden Valley sits between our Swan Reach to Paskeville pipeline to the north and the Mannum to Adelaide pipeline (MAPL) to the south. The MAPL system provides raw water to the South Para Reservoir which in turn feeds the Barossa Reservoir and Water Treatment Plant, as well as being a primary source for water supplies into metropolitan Adelaide. The investigation into water supply for Eden Valley is considering the options for using existing water sources and supply systems to meet longer term existing and projected future demand across metropolitan and regional areas.

Currently, Eden Valley relies on ground and catchment water allocations. Scenarios that bring an additional water supply to the area to enable the irrigation of vineyards and meet primary production requirements are being investigated.

To inform our investigation, we sought a better understanding of current water use patterns, storage requirements and plans for growth in the region if a new water supply should become available. Surveys of growers and producers in January and May 2020 received a strong, positive response and the information gathered is a crucial input to our water system planning investigation.

Current status

All Eden Valley investigations are now part of the broader Barossa New Water investigation and detailed business case being led by PIRSA. At this time please refer any enquiry regarding recycled water or Raw Water supplies to Eden Valley to PIRSA.BarossaNewWater@sa.gov.au


Eden Valley sits between our Swan Reach to Paskeville pipeline to the north and the Mannum to Adelaide pipeline (MAPL) to the south. The MAPL system provides raw water to the South Para Reservoir which in turn feeds the Barossa Reservoir and Water Treatment Plant, as well as being a primary source for water supplies into metropolitan Adelaide. The investigation into water supply for Eden Valley is considering the options for using existing water sources and supply systems to meet longer term existing and projected future demand across metropolitan and regional areas.

Currently, Eden Valley relies on ground and catchment water allocations. Scenarios that bring an additional water supply to the area to enable the irrigation of vineyards and meet primary production requirements are being investigated.

To inform our investigation, we sought a better understanding of current water use patterns, storage requirements and plans for growth in the region if a new water supply should become available. Surveys of growers and producers in January and May 2020 received a strong, positive response and the information gathered is a crucial input to our water system planning investigation.

Current status

All Eden Valley investigations are now part of the broader Barossa New Water investigation and detailed business case being led by PIRSA. At this time please refer any enquiry regarding recycled water or Raw Water supplies to Eden Valley to PIRSA.BarossaNewWater@sa.gov.au


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    Hi I know it is early in the development but do you have a timeline for final delivery to Eden Valley region?

    SIMON SORBY ADAMS asked 12 months ago

    Hi Simon

    Thanks for your message. At this stage, the options are conceptual only, with many steps to work though over the coming months, including finalising assessment for the central system to ensure sufficient source water capacity.

    At this stage, we do not have a timeframe of when the preferred option could be delivered.

    Kind regards

    Aaron Glossop - SA Water

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    I was advised that diagrams of pipeline routes for 4 options for E/V were available on this site. I cannot locate this data?

    VicPatrick asked 12 months ago

    Hi.

    Apologies for the time it has taken to provide an update. We have now updated this site which now includes a number of different options. 

    Kind regards

    Aaron Glossop - SA Water

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