The Shire of Exmouth has been named a waterwise council with the local government on target to reduce its water use by 24 million litres this year. The Waterwise Council Program is a joint initiative between Water Corporation and the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation. It supports local councils to adopt more waterwise practices in their operations and communities. Exmouth Shire president Darlene Allston said the council was on target to reduce its water use by 24 million litres this year. “We all have a role to play to protect our water supply and adapt the way we use water. This is especially important that we do our part to reduce demand on local water resources,” she said. “In addition to enhancing our own water management principles and practices, we look forward to running water-wise community initiatives and offers to help raise awareness of our most precious resource.” Water Corporation Mid West manager Steve Greeve said the program aims to build cooperative working relationships with local councils and foster demand management capability to improve water efficiency and climate resilience. “Water efficiency is a shared responsibility across the community — councils lead by example to promote the valuable role of water in creating liveable, vibrant and healthy communities,” he said.