Celebrate National Water Week at your local library
National Water Week is being celebrated at Maitland library branches this week with a colouring in competition and water usage guessing game
National Water Week is being celebrated at Maitland library branches this week with a colouring in competition and water usage guessing game.
The theme for Water Week 2020 is ‘Reimagining our Water Future’. The week seeks to help water users rethink the way we use and reuse water, to look at how we can conserve water resources now and into the future, and consider a more sustainable water future.
Maitland City Council’s Manager of Sustainability and Environment Catherine Pepper says ‘Council recognises the value Maitland’s community places on our water resources.’
‘Water restrictions, which have been in place in the Lower Hunter for the last year, ended on 30 September. The water wise habits formed during restrictions had a positive impact on water usage. We want to help people continue those good habits and smart water use decisions.’
While water usage is down from expected use across the Lower Hunter, Hunter Water estimates the typical household uses around 200 litres of water per person per day, which is about 10% greater than some of the best performing urban areas around Australia.
To celebrate Water Week, Council is running a colouring in and water usage guessing competition at all library branches.
Entries will be on display electronically in each library branch during Water Week with winners receiving a prize pack. Competition entries close on Sunday 25 October, the final day of Water Week.
For more information on the Water Week celebrations at the library, the competitions and how to enter visit here.
For additional tips on conserving and protecting local water quality visit www.hunterwater.com.au/save-water