Working together to secure our water supply

Where does the water come from in remote communities?

Most of the water supply for remote communities comes from underground sources. Our subsidiary Indigenous Essential Services Pty Ltd delivers water to remote communities. Groundwater is pumped to the surface via production bores. Treated water is delivered to communities through a distribution system. Some communities get part of their supply from surface water - rivers or creeks.

Here to work alongside communities

Indigenous Essential Services employs local people to deliver your water supply.  There are 72 water supply systems with networks of bores, tanks and distribution systems. There are many ways we protect your water and ensure it is safe to drink. This includes catchment protection, treatment, disinfection, sealed systems and backflow prevention.

With more than 260 production bores

72 disparate water systems

We use groundwater to deliver clean water to 72 remote communities

Remote: Water sourced from groundwater. It is then treated, tested, stored and delivered to homes

Water quality

When it comes to drinking water, we know how important water safety is. We deliver your water in line with Australian Drinking Water Guidelines. Our Drinking Water Quality reports tells you about the water supply in your community. We track your drinking water from the source under a framework for drinking water quality management. The Department of Health is the regulator for drinking water quality in the Northern Territory.