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:

  • Medical Water Treatment Solutions
  • 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 30 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 6 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 Freshwater team for 14 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.

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