About Us

Who we are

Freshwater Systems are proud to be recognised as the leading manufacturer and distributor of water treatment equipment in the state, having successfully cemented our primary position in the Total Water Management industry. Our management team boast more than 65 years of industry experience, and our unparalleled reputation is testament to this. We take great pride in both the quality of our products and superior workmanship, in addition to the rapport we maintain with our customersafter the job is done. As an SA owned and operated business, we are thrilled to be recognised as a local industry leader, and we are increasingly gaining traction throughout Australia due to our constant success with previous projects of varying scales.

What we do

At Freshwater Systems, we provide pre-engineered designs as well as custom built solutions for water treatment projects of all capacities and complexities.

We specialise in:

  • Brackish and seawater reverse osmosis
  • Ultrafiltration
  • Multimedia filters
  • Carbon filters
  • Water softeners
  • Mixed bed demineralisers
  • Ultraviolet sterilisers
  • Chemical dosing systems
  • Cooling tower water treatment
  • Service and maintenance

Additionally, we provide Boiler, Closed Water Loop, pipework and system disinfection, decontamination & sanitation, Legionella control and emergency response and Water Recycling Plants.

We are agents/distributors for reputable pump brands including Grundfos, Davey, DAB, Ebara, Franklin, Zenit, ASM, Mono, Netzsch, Tsurumi, Calpeda, Lowara and associated products.

We also work closely with Adelaide’s leading Consulting Engineers who we assist us in customising pump and water treatment systems for Medical, Industrial/Commercial and Domestic applications.


Our Staff

Jeff Nicholas

Managing Director

Jeff Nicholas founded Freshwater Systems in 1991, and has been managing director of the company ever since. Boasting 27 years of experience in the water treatment industry, Jeff prides himself on his quality of custom fabricated and designed plants and unrivalled attention to detail. Jeff received his Master plumber certificate in 1975, and is dedicated to providing his clients with water treatment engineering solutions of the highest possible quality.

James Di Salvio

Sales Manager

Armed with 27 years of experience in the water industry, James joined the Freshwater team 3 years ago, and today specialises in pumps and associated equipment. James loves breaking into markets and providing new industries with the best water treatment solutions in South Australia, while working to satisfy new and existing clients through his dedication to customer service.

Rodney Millard

Service Manager

Rodney Millard has been a valued part of the Fresh Water team for 11 years. As the Service Manager, he is in charge of a team of 7 service technicians and support staff as well as project managing our large on-site projects from start to finish, offering a great sense of accomplishment and proud association with the Fresh Water name. Having attained an advanced technical understanding of water treatment, Rodney appreciates that there’s always something new to learn.

Brad Spackman

Manufacturing Manager

Brad has been a member of the Freshwater Systems family for over 4 and a half years, and is experienced and knowledgeable in mechanical maintenance fitting for wineries and water treatment plants. As well as working with Reverse Osmosis, Dissolved Air Floatation and Cooling Towers, Brad is also head of manufacturing for all Freshwater Systems equipment, including the design, welding, fabrication and commissioning. He enjoys continually gaining knowledge about the water treatment industry, and the fact that every job he undertakes is different from the last.

Kane Dominey

Sales/Service/Technical Assistance

Kane has worked at Freshwater Systems for two years now, and boasts more than ten years of industry experience. Armed with his electrical qualifications, Kane specialises in Electrical Control Systems, pH Correction, Reverse Osmosis, Water Softeners and Pre-Filtration. He is an awesome problem solver, and strives to resolve technical issues with ease!

Angus Roeger

Technical Sales Representative

Angus began his Freshwater Systems journey in 2009 when he joined the team as a service technician, and quickly gained a great appreciation for water treatment through his work with Reverse Osmosis plants, Chlorine Dosing plants, pH neutralising plants, Water Softener, Rainwater Systems, Pumps, and more! Angus is now a member of the sales and project management team, and thrives off of identifying needs in new markets, while maintaining rapport with current clients through constant technological innovation and exceptional customer service.

Jonathan Burman

Service Operations

Jonathan boasts 6 years of experience with the Fresh Water team and works to manage the day to day operations of our service team to ensure everything is smooth sailing! He also works closely with our clients to provide them with the highest level of service, ensuring their water treatments plants run smoothly and economically.

Craig Woonton

Service Technician/ Plumber

Craig has been with the Freshwater team for nearly 2 years and is equipped with 12 years of experience in the plumbing industry. Craig spends most of his time as our lead technician at the New RAH site but also plays a manager role in the installation of our water treatment plants and equipment. Craig attributes his professional success to his love for the industry and passion for plumbing, as well as the awesome team he works alongside in his enjoyable work environment.

Steve Sargeant

Service Technician

Our technician Steve is  fresh to Freshwater Systems! However, he came to us with knowledge and experience about the building and installation of Reverse Osmosis plants, Dissolved Air Floatation plants and Cooling Towers. He loves the variety that comes with working for Freshwater Systems in terms of the jobs he completes, and the location at which he completes them!

Sam Harding

Water Technician/Plumber

Having gained his qualifications working in the plumbing industry, Sam made the move to Freshwater Systems 3 and a half years ago. He loves that no day is the same, and as the saying goes, ‘you learn something new every day’. With his wide range of experience in the installation and servicing of Reverse Osmosis systems, Chlorination systems, Ultrafiltration, DAF, pH Neutralisers, Water Softeners, CSSD Disinfection systems, Pumps and General Plumbing, Sam is well versed in all areas of our business and cannot wait to continually utilise his knowledge and passion for the industry.

Kris Pollard

Reception / Administration

Kris Pollard is the passionate administrator at Freshwater. Fuelled by the enthusiasm of her colleagues, Kris aims to learn and grow within the water industry, so she can help provide advice of utmost value to customers. With 20 years of customer service experience under her belt, Kris is friendly, approachable, and eager to create a positive business environment for both clients, and the in-house team.

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