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East Alligator district centre water supply assessment : Kakadu National Park



East Alligator district centre water supply assessment : Kakadu National Park

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D . Pidsley


Jamieson, M.; Pidsley, D.; Paiva, Jerome


E-Publications; E-Books; PublicationNT; Technical Report ; 26/1991




Made available via the Publications (Legal Deposit) Act 2004 (NT).






Water-supply -- Northern Territory -- Kakadu National Park; Groundwater -- Northern Territory -- Kakadu National Park; Kakadu National Park (N.T.)

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Power and Water Authority

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Technical Report ; 26/1991


1 v. : ill., maps ; 30 cm.

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Technical Report WRD91026 Viewed at 15:07:48 on 29/07/2010 Page 30 of 107. 3.2.3 Ranger/Sta::f Houses An average daily consumption of 1000 Ii tres per capita per day was used to compute the water demand of the ranger staff living in the park. this includes domestic demand, fire demand and losses and waste (Reference 1). A peak hourly demand of 187.5 litres per hour was estimated on the assumption that the maximum daily consumption is 2.25 times the mean daily consumption for the year, and the maximum hourly consumption to be 1/12 of the maximum daily rate (Reference 1). 3.2.4 Border Sto,ce and youth Hostel The border store has residential staff of 2 people while the youth hostel has 20 beds and 2 residential staff. A mean daily demand of 1000 1 ii:res per capita for the staff and 150 1 i tres per capita for the hostel visitors was assumed. During the peak of the tourist SE,ason the youth hostel is said to be fully occupied. The peak hourly d'~mand of the residential staff was estimated at 187.5 litres p,r hour per capita and that of the hostellers was taken as 60% o:E the mean daily demand used in 3 hours. 3.2.5 Fish Cleaning Facility A total of 100 fish caught and cleaned at this facility during the peak day of the tourist season (in 1990) was assumed. A water demand of 10 litres per fish cleaned was also assumed. At the fish cleaning facility 2 x 50 mm taps have been provided. A peak hourly demand of 0.2 litres per second has been assumed. 3.2.6 Routine Cleaning An allowance of 500 litres per day was made for routine cleaning of each of the ablution blocks and for the treatment house and workshop. 005MJ