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) 8124 4216
  • Email
  • Home grown veggies safe, if bore water not in use

    4 months ago

    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.

  • The EPA is still available to talk with you

    4 months ago

    With social distancing restrictions easing in South Australia, 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) 8124 4216

    Email: engage.epa@sa.gov.au