Beverley and Woodville South

Many historical activities have polluted the groundwater in Woodville North.

The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has been assessing groundwater and soil vapour in Beverley and Woodville South for historically used chemicals including trichloroethene (TCE) since 2015. This area has a proud manufacturing history and past chemical handling practices have contaminated the groundwater and vapour in the soil.

The EPA has undertaken work on private properties and has tested indoor air in some homes for vapour contamination coming up through the soil. In a small number of homes the EPA has installed mitigation systems to reduce this vapour to very low levels, which are considered to be safe over a long

The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has been assessing groundwater and soil vapour in Beverley and Woodville South for historically used chemicals including trichloroethene (TCE) since 2015. This area has a proud manufacturing history and past chemical handling practices have contaminated the groundwater and vapour in the soil.

The EPA has undertaken work on private properties and has tested indoor air in some homes for vapour contamination coming up through the soil. In a small number of homes the EPA has installed mitigation systems to reduce this vapour to very low levels, which are considered to be safe over a long duration of time.

If you have any questions or would like to speak with our staff about this work, please get in touch on:

  • Phone: (08) 84297554
  • Email
  • More sampling in January 2022

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    Sampling of the existing groundwater and soil vapour monitoring network will commence on 12 January 2022. This work will determine the movement and extent of the groundwater and soil vapour contamination over different seasonal conditions.

    Once the existing monitoring network has been examined and refreshed, resampled and the results analysed, an updated health assessment will be developed and uploaded to the 'Publications' section of this website.


  • Assessment area extended in 2020

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    Sampling of the extended monitoring well network was undertaken in June 2020. . An additional 10 monitoring wells were installed and tested before requiring an extension of the assessment area boundary (please see the interactive map).

    The soil vapour monitoring network was also be expanded and further assessment was undertaken to refine the predictions for potential indoor air contamination from vapour.

    The EPA is available over the phone and by email at any time. In place of meetings in private homes, we can arrange to meet you in a café or public place that is COVID-accredited, or arrange a video meeting if you have this capability.

    Please contact us either during our outside of business hours:


  • Home grown veggies safe, if bore water not in use

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    Soil is not generally contaminated by the groundwater below it, unless contaminated groundwater is used for irrigation. Soil contamination can be found at the site where the chemicals were tipped out or leaked. Home-grown vegetables are safe to eat, provided you are not watering them with bore water. Sites that were formerly industrial may have further contamination - please contact the EPA for more information if you are unsure about the history at your property.

  • Community engagement

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    The EPA has staff available to talk with you about any aspect of the assessment process, or any other environmental concerns you might have.

    We are available during and after business hours, and have a designated phone number and email that you can use to get in contact with us (please see below).

    If you would like to catch up with us in person, in a community group, or in an online video conference, please let us know! We are contactable any time on:

    Ph: (08) 8429 7554

    Email: engage.epa@sa.gov.au

Page last updated: 29 Nov 2022, 03:58 PM