Rowater design and manufacture Australian made reverse osmosis water purification systems for a wide range of applications

Since 1988 the team at Rowater Australia has been manufacturing, installing and maintaining water treatment systems for a wide variety of purposes at their facility in Adelaide, South Australia. Additionally Rowater have built their own in-house RO system that provides demineralised, pure packaged water to meet the needs of commercial and consumer markets.

“We pride ourselves on friendly, genuine and responsive service to our clients. We are a tight-knit team of down-to-earth people who get satisfaction from using their knowledge of water security to help companies and individuals solve their problems. By nature, we are hands on and enjoy visiting clients' sites - wherever they are - to help them achieve their goals.”

David Entwistle

Managing Director

The Rowater leadership team

David Entwistle

Managing Director

David joined the Rowater team in 2011 as Operations Manager and was then appointed General Manager in 2015. David is now the owner of Rowater, as of late 2023.

Prior to Rowater, David was the Manufacturing Director of a South Australian TGA Licensed Medical Device Business totalling 25 years in the manufacturing and pharmaceutical sectors.

James Cameron

Service Operations Manager

James joined the Rowater team in 2016 as a Senior Field Technician.

He has an extensive technical background as a qualified toolmaker, along with  electrical knowledge and experience.

In 2018 James became the manager of Waterforce, where he oversees our service contracts.

Craig Markey

Business Development Manager

Craig joined the Rowater team in mid 2022, bringing with him extensive experience in business development, account management and product management.

During his time with global business Nestle, Craig worked with some of Australia’s largest companies, with particular expertise and involvement in food and beverage manufacturing and solution development.

Lee Harmon

Engineering Manager

Lee joined the Rowater team in 2022, having previously been Head of Engineering at Pfizer Adelaide.

He is a qualified Mechanical Technician/Fitter with over 20 years’ experience in a wide range of equipment and systems in the pharmaceutical and brewing sectors.

Lee is highly experienced in team management and coordination of of engineers and technicians, operating and maintaining a state-of-the-art pharmaceutical plant in an efficient and safe manner.

Emma Watkins

Operations Team Leader

Cert IV in Frontline Business Management

Emma joined the Rowater team in 2014 as the Customer Service Officer and now manages the High Purity, Waterforce & Project divisions administrational requirements. Emma strives for complete customer satisfaction, leading her team with high expectations and proven results.

The Rowater life story

The Rowater process

Rowater are with you for the whole design, construction and installation journey

Once we establish what your requirements are, we'll keep you fully-apprised every step of the way.

Rowater codes of practice


To ensure all employees, customers and public are safe from injury

  • Ensuring the physical safety of ourselves, yourself and your employees
  • Providing tools and equipment fit for purpose


To ensure all activities consider the environmental impacts

  • Ensure we exceed environmental impact expectations
  • Design equipment and service equipment to ensure regulations are met


The ability to provide consistency, dependability, doing it “right first time” and keeping our promise

  • Perform the service in the designated time
  • Ensure the accuracy of billing and the booking of hours


Responding to your requirements quickly

  • Calling you back in the responsive time you require
  • Giving prompt service


We possess the necessary skills and knowledge to perform the services you require

  • Knowledge and skill of the contract personnel
  • Knowledge and skill of the operational support personnel
  • Research capability of the organisation


Being easily approachable and provide ease of contact

  • Easily accessible by phone or email
  • Waiting time to receive service is not excessive
  • Convenient hours of operation and convenient location of the service facility


Being polite, respectful, considerate and friendly in all contact with you

  • Consideration for the client’s property as if it were our own
  • Clean and neat appearance of personnel


Keeping you informed in a language you understand and listening to you

  • Explaining the service to be provided and how long it will take
  • Explaining the trade-offs between service and cost
  • Assuring the client that a problem will be handled


Trustworthiness, competency and honesty... we always have your best interests at heart

  • We will strive to maintain our good company name and reputation
  • Personal characteristics of the contact personnel
  • We will not pressure you in order to sell goods and services


We make every possible effort to understand your needs

  • We take the time to learn your specific requirements
  • We provide individual attention
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Rowater accreditation

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ISO45001 Certification
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ISO9001 Certification
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ISO14001 Certification
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HACCP Certification