Katherine's water supply
PFAS in Katherine
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.
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!
Compulsory Water Conservation Measures
Due to the presence of PFAS in water around Katherine, the NT Government has introduced Compulsory Water Conservation Measures to take the pressure off our precious groundwater supplies.
Katherine's water usage is currently twice the national average and this needs to be reduced by 20% to ensure water supplies remain sustainable.
Living Water Smart rebates are available for households and small and large businesses to find and fix leaks, and to make garden irrigation systems as efficient as possible. These activities will help everyone stick to the Compulsory Water Conservation Measures that are currently in place. Click on the picture to find out more.