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National Water Week

National Water Week (NWW) is an annual awareness week that aims to improve community understanding of water issues in Australia.

Every year, Westernport Water celebrates National Water Week and runs events and a poster competition to help educate the community about water, recycled water and wastewater.

National Water Week Open Day

Come and join us on Saturday 22 October for a tour of Candowie Reservoir, to celebrate National Water Week and have your say about our future plans.

For bookings, or if you have any questions about National Water Week, please email or call the Communications team on:

Ph: 03 5956 4100 or 1300 720 711


Some of the water related activities and excursions available during National Water Week (and throughout the year!)

School excursions can be booked at Candowie Reservoir or at our Wastewater & Recycled Water Treatment Plants

Guided tours can be booked for local community groups

Tree planting activities can be organised within our service area

Hydration Station at Soccer Grand Final

Our Hydration Station can be booked for local community events

The National Water Week poster competition occurs every year for local primary school age children.

Educational Tours

This year, Westernport Water will again offer FREE guided tours of our water facilities to local schools. Students will have the option to visit Candowie Reservoir and the Corporation’s recycled water treatment plant to to find out more about water and how it is used in our community.


For more detailed information or to make a booking for our Education Tours (excursions and incursions), please click on the link to our School Excursion webpage.

For more information about National Water Week and planned events, contact our Communications Officer Katrina Knight on 5956 4175 or email:

National Water Week – Annual Poster Competition

National Water Week is celebrated during the third week of October annually.  This year it will be held between 16-22 October.

Westernport Water marks this important week each year by running a Poster Competition for local Primary Schools within our service area. Primary School students are invited to submit a poster depicting the National Water Week theme.

2016 Poster Competition

The National Water Week poster competition for 2016 is now closed. All entries have been judged, and winners will be announced during National Water week, 16-22 October 2016.

Click on the link to see this year’s Official Poster advertising the competition.

This year the theme is: Water. Life. Growth.

2016 Prizes

Individual Prizes for local competition

First and Runner up prizes will be awarded for each age category
(Prep, Grade 1-2, Grade 3-4 and Grade 5-6)

State Prizes
There are also state prizes up for grabs. Winners from Westernport Water’s competition will be submitted to state judging.
State Prizes include:

  • $500 cash for the first place recipient in each of the four categories.
  • $250 cash for the second place recipient in each of the four categories.

2015 local winners and finalist:

Prep Category:
– Winner: Cecilia Leys (San Remo Primary School)
– Finalist: Izzi (San Remo Primary School)

Grade 1 & 2 Category:
– Winner: Matilda Walton (San Remo Primary School)
– Finalist: Flynn Baldwin (San Remo Primary School)

Grade 3 & 4 Category:
– Winner: Sienna Hughes (Bass Valley Primary School)
– Place getter: Diesel Davis (Bass Valley Primary School)
– Finalist: Alana Vanderstaay (San Remo Primary School)

Grade 5 & 6 Category:
Winner: Nikki Williams (San Remo Primary School)
Finalist: Mathew Clarke (San Remo Primary School)

Winners 2015
Pictured: Some of the 2015 NWW Winners/Finalists from San Remo Primary School receiving their prizes.

Contact info…

If you have any questions about National Water Week, please email or call the Communications team on:


Ph: 03 5956 4100 or 1300 720 711