National Water Week 2011 was a great success with Westernport Water conducting a number of activities for the community throughout the week.
The program began on Tuesday when Grade 3/4s from Newhaven Primary School visited the Ian Bartlett Water Purification Plant at Candowie Reservoir. The students were taken on a guided tour of the water facilities and gained a good insight into the treatment process. To finish the excursion, they visited the San Remo basin and saw how water is delivered to their homes.
On Wednesday, staff from Westernport Water travelled to Cowes Primary School with the Savewater! educational trailer. The trailer features interactive displays and models on the water cycle, as well as handy tips to conserve water around the home. Students learned about local water issues and took a great interest in participating in the activities and games.
Thursday saw Westernport Water hold its Annual Open Forum for 2011. Managing Director Murray Jackson presented the Annual Report for 2010/2011 and discussed the Corporation’s future plans for the region, covering several major projects and upcoming initiatives.
Westernport Water would like to thank the community for their role in making National Water Week such a popular event and promoting the theme of ‘Healthy Catchments, Healthy Communities’.
For further information about our community projects, visit our ‘Community’ section www.westernportwater.com.au or call Customer Service on 1300 720 711.
Westernport Water is responsible for supplying drinking water, recycled water, and sewerage services to customers on Phillip Island and the district between Archies Creek and The Gurdies.