Towns can tap benefits of WC’s Waterwise Program

Caitlyn WattsPilbara News
Pilbara MLA Kevin Michel.
Camera IconPilbara MLA Kevin Michel. Credit: Alicia Perera

Households in the North West are among those set to benefit from a program aimed at saving millions of litres of water across regional WA.

Karratha, Roebourne, Wickham, Point Samson, Onslow and Exmouth residents will be included in the Water Corporation’s 2020-21 Waterwise Towns Program.

Under the program, residents will be able to replace old, inefficient shower heads with waterwise alternatives through the Water Corporation’s Showerhead Swap program, while some households are also set to receive comparative water-use letters showing how their consumption stacks up against others and offering waterwise tips.

The aim of the program is to ensure water is not wasted.

Water Minister Dave Kelly said every drop of water was precious.

“The Waterwise Towns Program supports this by equipping regional Western Australians with the tools to make water-saving changes to their everyday lives,” he said.

Pilbara MLA Kevin Michel, pictured, encouraged residents to take advantage of available offers and embrace a waterwise lifestyle.

“It’s fantastic to see support extended to more communities in the State’s north to make it easier and cheaper for households to conserve our most precious resource,” he said. The initiative last year saved 30 million litres of water in the Pilbara, and comes as rainfall becomes less predictable.

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