Each year, National Water Week makes a splash across Australia, inspiring individuals, communities and organisations to work together to build community awareness and understanding around water issues.
This year’s National Water week theme is ‘Water – Life – Growth’, encouraging sound water practices and investment in our water sources to ensure they are managed responsibly for the future.
In the lead up to National Water Week, primary school students were once again invited to enter the National Water Week Poster Competition by creating a poster displaying water related issues that are important to them.
“It delights me to see the creativity and level of understanding displayed by students and their awareness of local water related initiatives” said Westernport Water Managing Director Peter Quigley.
Winners of the local poster competition were entered into Victoria’s state-wide poster competition, and judged against winners of other regions, which where then entered into the national competition. Winners to be announced during National Water Week.
“I congratulate our schools, teachers and students for their wonderful work this year, and encourage the community to contact us to find out how we can add value to your next event or educational activity”, said Mr. Quigley.
Water Refill Stations
Working with Bass Coast Shire Council, our team plans to install two more water refill stations in public spaces over the coming weeks. “I’m excited to announce that this time we will be installing them in the Corinella and Surf Beach areas, so that adults, children and their pets have access to free drinking water where they need it most.” said Mr. Quigley.
Water refill stations are part of Westernport Water’s “Choose Tap” program that is helping its customers and visitors enjoy a healthy, environmentally friendly and low-cost community lifestyle by enjoying the benefits of tap water both at home and on the go.
Community Open Day
During National Water Week, Westernport Water is holding a Community Open Day at Candowie Reservoir, providing an opportunity for the community to learn more about the local drinking water supply, and to have a say about Westernport Water’s future plans.
“Community input is critical when planning for the future and we want to tap into local ideas and hear first hand of any concerns. This is a great opportunity for people to have their say and guide us in the areas they expect and desire change” said Mr. Quigley.
Join the team for a tour on Saturday 22nd October, 10am-12noon. Book now! Phone 1300 720 711 or visit the National Water Week page on our website for more information.