We are fortunate to have access to unspoiled water bodies such as estuaries, rivers, wetlands and aquifers in the Northern Territory. Protecting our water resources is important to ensure that people, ecosystems, plants and animals continue to have their needs met now and in the future.
We work towards ensuring that providing sustainable power, water and sewerage services does not impact on the environmental values of these water bodies. The National Water Quality Management Guidelines define environmental values for a number of 'beneficial uses' of water bodies.
Our discharges need to be licensed under the Northern Territory's Water Act to protect these beneficial uses.