Extracting Water

  • Water is extracted from creeks for hydro power and drinking – the Daintree Futures Study recommends no more than one domestic bore per property from perennial streams, and no more than one extraction point per ephemeral stream.
  • There is no reliable data on available water supply, though excessive extraction of ground water will affect the water table – the Daintree Futures Study recommends no more than one domestic bore per 5 ha.
  • There is a license that is required by relevant State Government agency before a bore is sunk on your property.