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Roxby Water & Sewerage Services July 2019(880 kb)

Roxby Water Standard Contract - 14 Sep 2018(336 kb)

Roxby Water is a Division of Roxby Downs Council.

Council’s appointment as a Water Distribution and Sewerage Authority for the Roxby Downs Township arises as a result of Section 13 of the Roxby Downs (Indenture Ratification) Act.

Section 13 requires Council to comply with standards normally applicable by SA Water, and specifies that Council should take practical efforts in sewerage effluent wastewater re-use, specifies how much we can pay for water and also that profits can be transferred back to the Municipality.

Council operates water and sewerage services under the ROXBY WATER banner as a separate business unit.


Water Supply

Water for Roxby Downs, Olympic Dam and the mine site is sourced from the Great Artesian Basin near the southern and eastern areas of Lake Eyre. Pumped some 200 km south to a desalination plant on the BHP mining lease, water is then cooled, desalinated and stored for later distribution. Water for the township is then pumped some 10km to a covered water supply dam on the outskirts of town.

Roxby Water then purchases water from BHP at a predetermined price set out in the Indenture. Council then distributes, checks the quality against water quality standards and if needed, chlorinates the water at our pump station before pumping to residents within the township via approximately 35 km of pipe work.

Water is very soft, of high quality, has a small amount of natural fluoride and is low in dissolved solids. Water has been tested and compared against a range of other urban water supplies and bottled water with favourable results.


Water Rates and Charges 2019-2020

Water rates and charges for 2019-2020 have been adopted and apply from 1 July, 2019.  

Roxby Water and Sewerage Fees & Charges 2019-2020(116 kb)

Roxby Water 2019-2020 Pricing Policy Statement(537 kb)

Roxby Water Forms - forms


Direct Debit Changes - Frequently Asked Questions  Roxby Water Billing Direct Debit Changes FAQ(172 kb)




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6 Richardson Place

Roxby Downs SA 5725

Monday to Friday

9.00am - 5.00pm

Closed Public Holidays

PO Box 124

Roxby Downs SA 5725

Phone: (08) 8671 0010

Fax: (08) 8671 0452

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