Build lasting water efficiency practices

A great outdoor lifestyle is one of the key attractions for many residents to live and work in Katherine whether it be a game on a sporting oval, relaxing at a picnic in the park, or enjoying tropical flora that lines the town's streets and roads.  

Living Water Smart is offering NT Government agencies and councils an opportunity to work together to better understand and optimise your irrigation system performance, identify and fix leaks and save money.

What is available?

Green space irrigation assessments at sites such as community ovals, parks, green verges and median strips. The assessments are carried out by a Living Water Smart registered irrigator as part of our Garden Tune Up Rebate.

The Garden Tune Up

Living Water Smart’s Garden Tune Up provides a free garden irrigation audit by one of our registered irrigation experts. It usually takes around one hour and includes:

  • A seasonal water smart irrigation schedule for your garden, including run times and days per week. The irrigator will also set the program for you.
  • A review of your irrigation equipment and on-the-spot minor repairs up to the value of $50.
  • Other general advice on water efficient gardening, such as plant types, plant zoning and water requirements, garden design, fertilisers, local soil types and mulches.
  • Recommendations about smart controllers and other technologies to further improve your garden irrigation and efficiency.

What are the benefits?

  • Adherence to the Compulsory Water Conservation Measures
  • Improved irrigation performance
  • Reduced water use - and therefore reduced water bills
  • Manage and maintain high water using sites in the long term
  • Improved knowledge of irrigation requirements for each site for current and new staff
  • Build lasting water efficiency practices and behaviours within your organisation or agency
  • Specialist advice from green space irrigation experts
  • Site specific irrigation schedules for each location
  • Find costly irrigation leaks
  • Promotion of water saving initiatives to the community
  • Enhanced community reputation through sustainable water use
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.