Power Water


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More detailed information about Power Water services: electricity, sewage, water (the aquifer) http://www.powerwater.com.au/aboutus/index.html
For extra information, classroom visits etc: Contact: Di Raynor 89 858544

Power Station visits
Contact Generation Manager Mr Ian Pratt ph: 89617401, or email: ian.pratt@powerwater to make arrangements.
There are requirements as to group sizes, supervision levels, clothing and footware but nothing too arduous.
Sewage Ponds
This is 4 km south of the CBD and probably the most well known bird-watching site close to Alice Springs. In one survey, regular counts over a 18 month period were made of the water birds of the Alice Springs Sewage Farm. Thirty four species were recorded. Species types vary from month to month and year to year.
Acess is no longer unrestricted as it has been for the last 40 years or so.
Contact Power and Water Corporation to get an indemity form. This can be done by fax. A key can be collected for a $30 deposit at the Power and Water customer centre in the Greatorex Building, Parson St.
Travel south through the Gap, toward the sirport. 1.2 km south of the Tom Brown Roundabout turn right into Commonage Road. 0.4 km on, turn left into an unsealed lane. This is just before the large gates across the orad, and a second 30 km/h sign. Park at the end of the lane, and walk through a pedestrian gate next to the large gates at the end of the road.

Some pond birds

For more information on BIRDS go to the Desert Park page