Does Darwin have an unlimited water supply?
Did you know that three quarters of Darwin region residents believe that we have an unlimited water supply*? This is a myth. Yes, there is plenty of water when it rains in the wet season, but only a small portion of it actually falls in the dam.
93% of rainfall in the Darwin Harbour catchment falls outside of the Darwin River Dam.
*2013 Power and Water survey of Darwin region residents using mains water.