Water saving program coming to 10 towns across the Mid West

13/09/2017

The towns of Yalgoo, Gascoyne Junction, Denham, Exmouth, Coral Bay, Moora, Bindoon, Chittering, Coomberdale and New Norcia will have the opportunity to save water this spring and summer, with Water Corporation set to launch a new waterwise program shortly.

 

Water Corporation Mid-West Regional Manager, Stephen Greeve, said around 2,700 households would be invited to take part in the new program.

 

“We will begin touching base with households in these towns in late September to ask them to get involved in our new water saving program,” Mr Greeve said.

 

“Households will be offered a number of activities such as free waterwise products and tailored water saving advice through a series of letters.

 
“We will also be contacting selected local businesses to invite them to take part in the program to join the community’s efforts to save water.

 

“I encourage these communities to take part in this great new program and save water to help the environment – while also seeing a reduction on their next water bill.”

 

Mr Greeve said working with the community to reduce water use formed part of the Water Corporation's long-term Water Forever plans to secure water supplies in response to climate change.

“This program follows on from a series of successful water saving programs run across the State earlier this year,” Mr Greeve said.

 

“By taking part in the program, more than 27,682 households used an estimated 531 million litres less than the same time the year before. That’s enough water to fill 236 Olympic-sized swimming pools and is a great achievement by those communities.”

 

Water Corporation will begin to contact households and eligible businesses in participating towns this month, to outline the water saving program, which will run until May 2018. For more information visit Water Corporation’s website watercorporation.com.au/community


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Contact: Veronique Thomas-Smith

Position: Water Corporation Mid West Region - Senior Advisor Customer & Stakeholder

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