Community water supply
New standpipes are now available in Eden Valley, Moculta, and Mount Pleasant, to provide extra water supply to these townships and surrounding communities.
The initiative for the installation of these standpipes was a key project driven by Council and funded through the Drought Communities Program, which provides funding for councils for drought relief projects.
Completion of the project included the following:
- control systems
- upgrade to infrastructure at Mount Pleasant
Please note, water may not be suitable for human consumption.
Who can use the community water supply
The provision of water is primarily for stock and domestic use by property owners within The Barossa Council area who do not have access to a reticulated water supply and require water as a consequence of ongoing drought conditions.
How to access the standpipes
All standpipes are available 24/7 and are operated by QR codes. The QR codes are located on the standpipe and link to an online pre-payment system.
Please refer to the user guide for instructions on operation of the standpipe.
If you do not have access to a device that can read QR codes a pre-paid swipe card can be purchased at our Nuriootpa Office, with a completed swipe card application form. Refer to the swipe card user guide for instructions on operation of the standpipe.
Please refer to the current Fees and Charges Register for rates
Damage and failures to water supply systems
Terms and conditions
Council will be under no obligation to provide supply from an alternative source in the event of failure of the delivery system and will not be liable for any losses incurred by the non-supply of water. Due to the electronic nature of the control system, water may not be available in the event of a power failure. Council will endeavor to rectify faults causing non-supply in a timely manner.