Supplying safe water to Tennant Creek

Where does water come from in Tennant Creek?

Drinking water for Tennant Creek comes from natural underground water deposits called aquifers. The water comes from the Cabbage Gum and Kelly Well aquifers, south of the town.

Water is pumped to the surface and treated to meet Australian Drinking Water Guidelines. It is then stored in elevated storage tanks ready to be used in your home.

Water remains a precious natural resource. We are improving our infrastructure to protect and conserve the water supply in Tennant Creek so it remains safe and sustainable for many years to come.

How we deliver water in Tennant Creek

We maintain our infrastructure through monitoring and replacing bores when needed to ensure your water remains clean and safe.

Tennant Creek is home to approximately 3,000 people

We source water through 15 production bores

Water is stored in above ground tanks

We treat our water to ensure it's safe to drink straight from the tap.

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