Water use indicator

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 offers a $300 - $500 Garden Tune Up rebate, where local expert irrigators come to your home or business to tune up your irrigation, so you have the same great garden using less water.
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.
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.
Latest News
As temperatures rise across the region, Katherine’s water use has moved into Power and Water’s ‘red zone’. The red zone indicates water consumption is greater than 10 million litres per day and puts [...]
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.
Katherine Water Champion
Imagine losing 120 wheelie bins of water every day? That’s how much water would have ended up down the drain had it not been for some excellent teamwork in finding 2 big leaks by Riverview Tourist [...]
Offers
Living Water Smart offers a $300 - $500 Garden Tune Up rebate, where local expert irrigators come to your home or business to tune up your irrigation, so you have the same great garden using less water.
Katherine Water Champion
The Katherine Club is doing their bit to help save water in their town, not only fixing a large leak that sprung up late last year but also upgrading their irrigation system which will save a bucket [...]
Water Saving Tips
During the Dry Season your lawns, garden beds and native plants have to deal with six to seven months of no rain at all, so it is important to know how to keep them healthy without over watering. When [...]
Water Saving Tips
Here are some things you should know... Our gardens are a vital part of our lifestyle. They contribute to our well-being by providing aesthetically pleasing and functional environments for our [...]
Here at Living Water Smart we are always on the lookout for those wonderful people in our community who take action to save water! Scroll down to read about a few of our fabulous Water Champions. [...]
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 [...]