Water Allocation Plans (WAPs) for the Mallee, Peake, Roby & Sherlock Prescribed Wells Area, and Marne-Saunders and Eastern Mount Lofty Ranges Prescribed Water Resource Areas require all licence holders to provide an annual water sample from each active licensed well. This sample is used to analyse salinity, which helps with monitoring water quality trends over time. Stock and domestic wells do not need to be sampled.
By following the sampling procedure in this factsheet, samples taken from each well will be representative of the local groundwater.
Once the water sample(s) will be tested for salinity, the results will be uploaded and made available for viewing at waterconnect.sa.gov.au
The results will be used when developing the annual water use report for the Prescribed Areas. This report is available on the South Australian Murray-Darling Basin NRM website (details below), or can be supplied upon request.
Please follow these steps when taking a water sample from each licensed well:
5. Return each sample to the advised drop-off location by the date outlined in the letter.
We have developed a range of factsheets about water licensing to assist you with managing your water resources. See the related links below.