Remote Operations

Indigenous Essential Services provides electricity, water and sewerage services to 72 Indigenous communities including major remote towns.

Infrastructure includes solar-powered water pumps, highly efficient diesel, low-emission gas and renewable power stations.

Ninety per cent of potable water in the communities is groundwater, from some 250 production bores, through 160 water storage tanks and 650km of reticulation. Chlorination and ultraviolet systems are used to provide drinking water consistent with Australian Drinking Water Guidelines.

Fifty-six towns and communities have full water-borne sewage disposal systems with waste stabilisation ponds.  

Power and Water contracts and trains local Essential Services Operators to run these services day-to-day. 

Rapid development in these regions requires a commitment to working with communities toward sustainable power and water use to meet future needs and aspirations.

See the map for serviced communities and remote towns.