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Wetlands and Water Initiatives

Waterproofing Playford

Waterproofing Playford is a water-security program that provides recycled water for irrigation across the City of Playford. It includes five wetland sites that collect and treat stormwater, which is stored in underground aquifers and used for irrigation purposes during summer months.


There are a series of wetlands located on Smith Creek – they are maintained by City of Playford to a very high standard that increases the beauty of the local environment, while providing recreational opportunities for the community.

Wetlands are a key component of Council's recycled water business as they assist in collecting and treating stormwater.

Recycled Water

The Recycled Water Scheme supports a number of Council strategies by improving Playford's appearance and providing environmental sustainability benefits.

Through this scheme, Council distributes recycled water to an increasing number of sporting clubs, reserves and school ovals across the City of Playford.

Our horticultural growers in Virginia are supplied with recycled water from the Bolivar Wastewater Treatment Plant to support their crops through the Virginia Pipeline Scheme, operated by SA Water.

Although recycled water infrastructure (purple pipes) is installed in some areas of Playford, recycled water is not supplied to residential or business properties.

Water Leaks and Maintenance

It is important to report leaks from water pipes through the correct channel so that repairs can be promptly made.

  • For leaks or problems on the SA Water side of the meter, please contact SA Water on 1300 SA WATER (1300 729 283).
  • For leaks or problems on the property side of the meter, please contact a licensed plumber.
  • For leaks or problems the street side of purple pipe infrastructure, please contact the land developer.
  • For leaks or problems on City of Playford sports fields or reserves, please contact 8256 0333.