A Katherine resident has called for a phone hotline service so people can dob in water wasters.
The resident also supplied Katherine Times with photographs of people she said were blatantly breaching restrictions and placing other townsfolk at risk.
The resident, who did not want to identified for fear of recrimination, said she regularly observed her neighbours allowing children to play with hoses on a public road.
“There is water gushing down the gutters.
“The kids go away and the hoses are still on,” she said.
The supplied pictures, some which clearly identify children, do clearly show water being used on the roads.
Current restrictions in Katherine prohibit use of water on hard surfaces, although a public road was hardly what the designers of the restrictions intended.
Katherine is facing at least two more years of restrictions until a permanent fix is found to the town’s PFAS contamination issues.
The resident said Power and Water should establish a phone hotline for people to call and alert them of water being wasted.
“After all, we all need this clean water for our health,” she said.
Katherine Times has approached Power and Water for comment.
Also, the resident also suggested the NT Government should consider offering Katherine residents a subsidy for rainwater tanks.
“Not a lot of us have roof gutters any more but some of us do and we could catch the wet season rain and help lower water use during dry times like these,” she said.
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