Schools Water Efficiency Program

Find leaks, save water and electricity, and promote sustainability education in your school.

The Schools Water Efficiency Program (SWEP) is a Victorian Government initiative available to any Victorian school. SWEP enables schools to continuously track their water consumption, and now electricity, by using data logger technology. The schools data can be accessed by facility managers, teachers and students through an interactive website.

The program benefits:

  • Schools – enabling schools to thoroughly monitor water usage and detect leaks so they can be rectified, allowing schools to save water and money. To date hundreds of schools have avoided wasting a total of more than $1.9m and 660 million litres of water by detecting issues such as leaking taps, toilets and faulty appliances which may have otherwise gone on unaddressed.
  • Students – providing students with access to specially designed primary and secondary curriculum resources. These resources address learning areas in the Victorian curriculum such as English, Mathematics, Science and Humanities.

Contact the Community and Engagement Team at Westernport Water to see how we can help your school join up to, or continue your access to SWEP.

Find out the  Schools Water Efficiency Program and view the short video that has been made to highlight the benefits of the program.

Schools Water Efficiency Program Information Sheet

SWEP Handy Hints Guide 

Data Loggers For Schools Fact Sheet (2MB)

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Pictured: Newhaven College grade 4 students Balin Dellevergini and Helena Leonardos analyse the schools water usage data using the online web tool.