Tenterfield Shire Council manages the Tenterfield township drinking water supply system. The Tenterfield Water Treatment Plant (WTP) is a conventional plant located next to the Tenterfield Dam, on Scrub Rd, Tenterfield. The Tenterfield WTP treats water from the Tenterfield Dam and the Shirley Park Bore (during times of drought) and distributes it through a network of reticulation to consumers.