Will Darwin need a new water source?
There are a number of potential sources of water that could be used to augment the Darwin region’s water supply in the medium and long term. But all of them will cost many millions of dollars and in the end we’ll all have to pay for this. Power and Water is looking at many different options to see how viable they are. Options include building a new dam, bringing Manton dam back into service, off-stream storage and the potential use of desalination.
Instead, it makes better sense to be more efficient with our water use before we go down the path of developing other expensive sources.