Territory Stories

Galiwinku Groundwater Resource and Evaluation DLH-492



Galiwinku Groundwater Resource and Evaluation DLH-492


Yin Foo, Des


E-Publications; E-Books; PublicationNT; Report ; 6/1984




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





Publisher name

Dept. of Transport and Works

Place of publication



Report ; 6/1984

File type


Copyright owner

Check within Publication or with content Publisher.

Parent handle


Citation address


Page content

Technical Report WRD84006 Viewed at 14:07:13 on 29/07/2010 Page 27 of 60. Bulk 1983 1550 1920 3 . WATER DEMAND meter records available for the three months from October show consumption during that time to average around kL/day (18 Lis). The peak demand during this period was kL/day (22.2 Lis). The present supply is provided by four average production of 1850 kL/day (21.4 Lis). their respective discharges are as below bores with an The bores and RN 8474 RN 8475 RN 6252 RN 20927 3.2 Lis 5.0 Lis 2.3 L/s 13.3 Lis giving a maximum capacity of 23.8 Lis. In comparison with 1981 production figures the present consumption represents an increase of 26%. This increase is partly due to the recently commissioned sewerage treatment scheme. Since the investigation in 1981, bore RN 8473 has been decommissioned and bore RN 20927 equipped to provide the increase. A Bureau of Statistics census conducted in 1981 recorded a population of 1279 in June of that year. Department of Community Development records (Ref 6) show populations in both 1977 and 1980 to have been around 1100. In reality, the population at Galiwinku fluctuates through the year varying between 1000 and 1400, and reportedly increases to 1800 during the wet months. This is due mainly to the outstation movement which has become prevalent in recent times. Using a 2% growth rate based on the 1981 census figures, the present stable population is estimated at 1460. The projected 1990 population is 1680. Using the present mean consumption of about 1060 L/c/day, and peak of 1140 Lie/day, the projected 1990 mean and peak consumptions can be expected to be about 1780 kL and 2200 kL respectively.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are advised that this website may contain the names, voices and images of people who have died, as well as other culturally sensitive content. Please be aware that some collection items may use outdated phrases or words which reflect the attitude of the creator at the time, and are now considered offensive.

We use temporary cookies on this site to provide functionality.
By continuing to use this site without changing your settings, you consent to our use of cookies.