SA Water has agreed Orroroo's water supply is unpleasant to drink, but says the water meets health standards.

Residents have long complained the ground water is highly saline and corrodes their pipes and taps.

SA Water chief executive John Ringham said the problem was more likely to be due to a build-up of material in bore water than corrosion.

"Corrosivity is generally related to the acidity of the water and it's true that rainwater is generally more acidic than the water that's coming through the bore into Orroroo," he said.

"What you potentially get from the bore water at Orroroo is a scaling or a deposit of materials from that bore water rather then necessarily a corrosion."

Orroroo-Carrieton Council said the area desperately needed a desalination plant but it was beyond the resources of council alone.


Publishing Services International Limited (PSIL) is the publisher and operator of a worldwide network of online news sites dedicated to delivering fair, accurate and relevant reporting from a variety of the world’s most trusted sources – from the biggest cities to the smallest towns.

We deliver positive and powerful messages to our readers, providing up‑to‑the‑second news that matters to the individual.

Our promise is to serve communities and individuals worldwide, delivering information that hasn’t always been available to them. We will give them back a voice – a voice that’s empowering because it is theirs – and provide a platform to communicate between themselves and the world.

We believe people are not just generic demographics; they are individuals with their own preferences and curiosities. We are about understanding these individuals, listening to them, and serving them.

We are the new pioneering spirit of news – we’re not talking to everyone, we’re talking with every one.

If you want your news, your voice, your way, on your time – we’ve got news for you.




If you have any questions or concerns please email us on


  • Australia, Toll Free 1-800-983-421
  • Hong Kong, Toll Free 800-906-187
  • Singapore, Toll Free 800-852-3871
  • USA/Canada, Toll Free 1-800-830-4132

Advertise With Us

Interested in being awesome?
Contact us by email or phone.