Water use Indicator 5 Feb 2020

Why do we need to save water in Katherine?

In Katherine, it is important we all work together to ensure our water sources remain safe and reliable. Power and Water's Living Water Smart program is helping the community reduce water use to keep reliance on the use of bore water to 10%, the maximum amount that can be treated each day to remove PFAS. The community has done a great job so far and we need to keep it up! 

Find out more to help you save water in Katherine.  

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Here's what's happening in the water saving community

Q&A
Overview What is Living Water Smart? Living Water Smart is a Power and Water initiative working together with the community to ensure Katherine's tap water remains safe and reliable, both now and in [...]
Offers
If you’ve found a leak in your home, it pays not to overlook it. Using Living Water Smart’s Leak Find and Fix rebate, you can contact one of our registered plumbers to check out the leak and, if it costs less than $200 to fix, you won’t have to pay anything towards it.
Latest News
Are you interested in learning more about irrigation? This FREE Irrigation Fundamentals Training is a requirement for all Garden Tune Up suppliers, but is also useful for irrigation managers in [...]
Q&A
In Katherine, it is important we all work together to ensure our water sources remain safe and reliable. Power and Water's Living Water Smart program is helping the community reduce water use to keep [...]
Katherine Water Champion
Miali Brumby community, a member of the Kalano Community Association in Katherine, has reduced it's water use by 25% in the last two years. They are now saving around 140,000 litres of water per day [...]
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Living Water Smart's Garden Tune Up provides a free garden irrigation audit at your home or business by one of our registered irrigation experts. The irrigator will reprogram your irrigation controller to provide your garden with the water it needs, when it needs it. It also includes up to $50 of on-the-spot irrigation repairs.
Latest News
20 August 2019 Leak Checkers from Power and Water’s Living Water Smart team will be in Katherine from Monday 26 August to identify potential leaks in residential homes. The award winning Community [...]
Water Saving Tips
To make your existing irrigation system ‘smart’, the first step is to determine what type of irrigation system you currently have. Generally there are two types: Standard (central automated) [...]
Water Saving Tips
A smart irrigation controller automatically adjusts watering based on local weather conditions. For example when it rains the smart irrigation controller will reduce or turn off your irrigation to [...]
Water Saving Tips
A smart irrigation controller automatically adjusts watering based on local weather conditions. For example when it rains the smart irrigation controller will reduce or turn off your irrigation to [...]
Water Saving Tips
Many people struggle to know how much to water their garden. Do you water for 20 minutes, 40 minutes, or more? How many days per week? And what type of sprinklers should you use? If you have a mix of [...]
Water Saving Tips
Do you know how long to run your irrigation for and how many days a week to water? As a general guide, in the dry season Living Water Smart recommends the below 3, 2, 1 guide for efficient watering [...]
Water Saving Tips
It’s a good idea to do the 3-Step Leak Check every few months - it could save you bucket loads of water!
Water Saving Tips
In the Wet Season, there is really only one irrigation rule of thumb. Turn it off when it rains! However, keep an eye on your garden and only water it if it looks really thirsty.