National Water Week – Water the Heart of our Culture

Each year, National Water Week inspires 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 – The Heart of our Culture’, encouraging us to understand why water is so important in all aspects of our life and community.

Poster Competition

In the lead up to National Water Week, primary school students from across Victoria were invited to create a poster displaying water related issues that are important to their local community.

Peter Quigley Westernport Water’s Managing Director said “It was a delight to see the creativity students displayed in their posters, in particular how water is at the heart of our unique coastal culture”.

“I congratulate our schools, teachers and students for their wonderful work,” said Mr Quigley.

Westernport Water staff will be notifying poster competition winners this week as part of National Water Week celebrations during school assemblies. Winners will also be congratulated in next week’s newspaper.

National Water Week Photo Competition

To celebrate National Water Week, Westernport Water is holding an online photo competition, giving local community groups the chance to share in $1000 worth of cash prizes!

“We encourage community groups and clubs to register online, and come and grab some free reusable water bottles for their club members from our Newhaven office,” said Mr Quigley.

“All you have to do is get creative and take a photo that shows how your club has tap water at the heart of its culture, then enter it for the chance to win up to $500 for your club,” said Mr Quigley.

If you are part of a local community group, and would like to find out how you can take part, head to Westernport Water’s website or Facebook page for competition details and T’s & C’s.