The majority of properties in the Litchfield Municipality provide their own water by way of a bore.

Some properties have access to town water supply and landholders should make themselves aware, as early as possible, of their connection point. Some 'spaghetti lines' as they are commonly known, are located over a kilometre from the property and breaks and leakages to the pipes over a possible 1km distance is the responsibility of the landholder. Power and Water Corporation responsibility ends at the meter.

Any works undertaken within a road reserve needs the approval of Litchfield Council and require a Work Permit, Contact Us »

Irrigation Systems

Know the workings of the bore installed, its pressure pump and reticulation layout of the block and how it supplies your household water supply.

Lightning and bores are not good partners - ensure you unplug your bore during severe electrical storms to minimise the likelihood of terminal damage to your pump with a direct hit.

Installation Requirements

For further information please contact:

Water Resources Branch
Water Resources Branch email [email protected](08) 8999 3632
Address:4th Floor Goyder Building, Palmerston, 0831
Website:[email protected] Permits
Postal Address:PO Box 496, Palmerston NT 0831
Greater Darwin Region & Darwin Rural
Department of Health (DoH)(08) 8922 7377
Address:2nd Floor, Casuarina Plaza, Casuarina
Postal Address:PO Box 40596, Casuarina NT 0811