River Murray & River Torrens
The River Torrens and the River Murray are of critical importance to our community and it is important we work towards improving the environmental health of these resources.
The City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters is a member of the Murray Darling Association which seeks to ensure that the environmental integrity of the Murray-Darling Basin is conserved and protected.
The River Murray is an important natural resource for South Australia. The river supplies up to 45 per cent of Adelaide's water supply in an average year and up to 90 per cent in a dry year. With increasing threats to the supply and quality of water from the River Murray, it is vital that we all are 'waterwise' and use water efficiently and effectively.
With increased demands on River Murray water, there is a decrease in the health of wetlands, water quality and native fish numbers, as well as an increase in salinity levels and frequencies of algal blooms and pollution in the River Murray.
For more information, visit: Murray Darling Association
River Torrens / Karrawirra Parri
The River Torrens is the main surface water feature within the Council area. First, Second, Third and Fourth Creeks, which are tributaries to the Torrens, also flow through the Council area.
The Adelaide and Mt Lofty Ranges Natural Resources Management (AMLR NRM) Board is responsible for the management of the River Torrens, under the guidance of the AMLR NRM Plan.
The Council has implemented a range of environmental solutions to improve the quality of water entering the River Torrens. These include:
- installation of gross pollutant traps on a number of creeks that prevent large pollutants entering the Torrens
- St Peters Billabong
- Construction of the Felixstow Wetlands
- Street Sweeping Program
For more information: