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Types of water resources

When you turn on a tap, do you know where the water is coming from? Chances are, it’s coming from a number of different sources. 

We’ve diversified our sources of water. Your tap may bring you water from a river, a reservoir or even the sea, via the Adelaide Desalination Plant, which has been producing drinking water since late 2011.  

As a state, we’ve also reduced our per capita water intake with daily water saving measures. 

And there’s a huge focus in many parts of South Australia on improving water recycling and stormwater capture and reuse techniques.

To find out more about where our water comes from and how it is managed, click on one of the sources below:

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