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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.  

Rebates and Offers
Compulsory Water Conservation Measures

 

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

Offers
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.
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.
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 [...]
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.
Latest News
6th February 2019 More than 400 showerheads at Katherine hotels, motels and caravan parks have been replaced with more water efficient models to help save up to 14 million litres of water per year. [...]
Water Saving Tips
Irrigation controllers and tap timers are a great way to give your garden the water it needs when it needs it. But some irrigation controllers can be hard to program! If you feel like this then why [...]
Katherine Water Champion
Meet Lyn and her pooch Harvey! Together they are Water Champions. Lyn moved into her elevated home 8 years ago, and with it took on a beautiful tropical style garden filled with palms, orchids, [...]
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Wish you had the time to make your garden more water efficient? Depending on the nature of your business, a high percentage of your water use is likely to be on lawns and gardens. Whether you are a [...]
Q&A
When planning your garden, selecting plants that thrive in conditions that change from months of drought to months of heavy monsoonal rain is a must! Luckily, there are some beautiful options, that [...]
Water Saving Tips
Irrigation systems can leak for a number of reasons, resulting in unnecessary water losses. Drippers can block up or blow off, joints can leak and pipes can split.
Katherine Water Champion
Returning home after less than a week away, Fay was surprised when she stepped into a big muddy puddle in her front garden. "It was the middle of the dry season, and my lawn was perfectly dry before I [...]
Katherine Water Champion
Sandy had an annoying leaking tap in the shower. She was using a bucket to capture and reuse the water, but knew she needed to get it fixed. She was worried about the cost of repairs however, so was [...]
Offers
Any commercial operation, business, government or not for profit organisation in Katherine is eligible for a free Water Use Health Check with Living Water Smart.
Q&A
In Katherine, it is important we all work together to ensure our water sources remain safe and reliable. Our main source of drinking water comes from the Katherine River (90%). This is blended with treated groundwater (10%) that has had PFAS removed by the PFAS treatment plant.