How does our dry season impact on Darwin’s water use?
We all love the dry season in the Darwin region! It’s when we are out and about enjoying balmy days and we are spoilt for choice with all the events and social activities on offer. The amount of water we use is highly weather dependant in the Darwin region. If we have an extended wet season we use less water, but an extended dry season means our water use significantly increases.
Growth in annual water demand in the last 15 years continues to put pressure on our water supply. If we have a series of extended dry seasons, dam levels could fall to levels not previously experienced and our water supply could reach the limits of our current capacity.