Westernport Water is involved in regular water conservation events in the community and local schools. We also run community tours of our facilities, and take part in regular sustainability events such as National Water Week, World Environment Day and Landcare events.
Schools Water Efficiency Program
The Schools Water Efficiency Program (SWEP) is a voluntary program open to all schools within Victoria. Currently in its second phase, SWEP enables schools to continuously track their water consumption by using data logger technology. The schools data can be accessed by facility managers, teachers and students through an interactive website.
The program enables schools to thoroughly monitor water usage and detect leaks so they can be rectified, allowing schools to save water and in most cases money as well. The program provides students with an opportunity to learn about water efficiency through maths concepts such as measurement and data in a tangible and realistic environment.
This phase of the SWEP is supported by the Live it Learn it curriculum (data logging unit) and will operate over a minimum of three years. To find out more and view the short you tube video that has been made to highlight the benefits of the program please visit http://www.water.vic.gov.au/saving/schools/swep
Westernport Water can put together presentations and water education kits full of fun activities relevant for schools in our area on issues such as the water cycle, water supply, water quality and water conservation. For more information contact us on 03 5956 4100.
Pictured: Media and Communications Manager Geoff Russell with the savewater! information trailer and students from Cowes Primary School
Water - Learn to Live It! educational resource kit now available online Click here
A fabulous kit that has relevant up to date information accompanied by some creative water related activities a must for any educator.