Construction is progressing on Penneshaw’s new seawater desalination plant, with work now underway to install the next 20km of a large underground pipeline on Kangaroo Island.

This section of water main forms part of a total 50km being laid, which will deliver safe, clean water to new and existing SA Water customers from the new desalination facility once operational from mid-2024.

SA Water Senior Manager of Capital Delivery, Peter Seltsikas, said installation of this pipeline stage is expected to be complete in 2023, with work progressively being undertaken from the Haines area towards the Playford Highway in Cygnet River.