Our Networks people manage the water and wastewater distribution systems. The team carry out scheduled and unplanned maintenance on the below ground networks throughout metropolitan Adelaide.

The crew of over 150 people repair bursts, clear chokes (many caused by tree roots); maintain fire plugs and repair and replace meters. They are on-call 24/7 for emergency repairs.


  • Allwater received a 2014 Suez Environnement Innovation Trophy for the new generation trucks introduced in 2013-14.
  • The trucks are designed for a two-person mains repair team, improving efficiency and responsiveness, where three people were required previously. A key highlight the Award recognised is the smart way the truck has been conceived to reduce the risks related to manual handling or road hazards.

Below-ground infrastructure maintenance