NATIONAL Water Week runs from 21 – 27 October, and MidCoast Council is urging everyone to rethink their personal water use as water restrictions continue through one of the east coast’s driest years on record.
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“On the MidCoast we are very fortunate to have a clean and overall reliable source of water that supplies our communities, and we will be celebrating that with some free community events during Water Week once again this year,” says Council’s Director of Infrastructure and Engineering Services Rob Scott.
“However, there’s no escaping that we are in the midst of a prolonged drought in NSW, and water restrictions are in force here on the MidCoast, so our focus this year is very firmly on reducing our water use and conserving this precious resource.”
The challenge is to find a way to reduce your household or personal water use every day during Water Week – to find 7 ways for 7 days. There’s plenty of practical tips online at www.midcoast.nsw.gov.au/waterweek to help everyone save water.
It won’t be all work and no play – there are events to celebrate Water Week across the MidCoast too.
If you’ve wondered just how our water supply is managed and how water is treated, sign up for a free tour of Bootawa Water Treatment Plant on Wednesday 30 October. On the tour, you’ll follow the path water takes as it passes through our treatment system and is sent via mains to reach your taps.
Our youngest residents will be getting the water-wise message too, as Whizzy the Waterdrop begins a tour of MidCoast Libraries, starting with Wingham on Monday 14 October, and concluding at Hallidays Point on 15 November. Whizzy brings stories, songs and lots of fun along with some water saving messages for pre-schoolers.
To book for a Bootawa Tour, and to see Whizzy’s full tour dates, head to www.midcoast.nsw.gov.au/waterweek.