See how Rowater helped viticulturist Terry McAnaney overcome his water shortage problems

As well as keeping sheep at their Langhorne Creek property, West Creek Farms grow cereal crops and grapes.

When Lake Alexandrina became too salty for their vines they installed a deslination plant designed and constructed by Rowater.

They use it to turn bore water into clean water suitable for irrigation, saving them $350 a megalitre.

Based in Adelaide, we understand only too well the challenges associated with water availability for consistent and superior quality grape yields, given rainfall volatility and access to adequate river or bore water supply.

Additionally, some of our viticulture clients have required high purity water for production processes and this is made possible by desalinating unusable bore, dam or mains water.

Step 1 - test

In most cases the requirement is to convert sub-optimal dam, river or bore water into high purity water. The essential first step is conducting a water test to inform specific design requirements.

Step 2 - design

Equipment and plant design is a highly specialised field. It can incorporate filters and by-passes to accommodate different salinity levels for varied use.

We carefully consider how each client can minimise power costs and by-product waste within the overall design hierarchy.

Step 3 - proposal

Following collaboration with you, we refine the solution and put together a proposal including design drawings, technical explanations, product components, shipping options and pricing.

Step 4 - build

Upon agreement to proceed and receipt of a purchase order, we initiate procurement where necessary and begin the build, keeping you updated.

It’s likely that during this phase you will be preparing your property for delivery of the system and connections to existing infrastructure.

Step 5 - install

The Rowater team is usually on site for the equipment installation, taking the opportunity to conduct training for simple maintenance tasks.

Step 6 - maintain

The equipment is built to be in use for decades. Rowater offers annual maintenance services to ensure the long life of your system and continued water quality.

Pro-active monitoring also occurs via RO-FIT, Rowater's in-house-designed Internet monitoring software which is installed on the equipment.

Kayinga and Marandoo Estate vineyards
Kayinga were digging deep for a reliable water source. Rowater's RO equipment ensured the water quality was reliable as well.

On-farm Emergency Water Infrastructure Rebate Scheme

Rebates are available for on-farm water infrastructure expenses to assist primary producers and horticulture farmers in drought-affected areas. There were a total of $50 million in rebates made available in 2018, with an additional $50 million in 2020. To determine your eligibility, click the logo at right.

Rowater’s proprietary software, RO-FIT, is of great value to vineyard owners because it monitors the health of the equipment in real time, providing dashboard visibility and remote control access. Whether you are  in a far corner of your vineyard or drumming up new business in the city you will be able to view and control your system from your phone or laptop.