Council gets involved in Water Week 2018

Council gets involved in Water Week 2018

This year National Water Week will be held from Sunday 21 to Saturday 27 October and it’s all about building awareness around the value of water. The theme is ‘Water for me, Water for all’ and it’s hoped it will encourage locals to think about how we use water and how we can protect it for future use.

During the week, Council will undertake a colour in competition through our four branch libraries. Winners will be awarded in Under 7 and 7 and Over age categories. Entries will be available from each library up until Saturday 20 October, with winning entries to receive some great water related prizes.

Council Manager Development and Environment David Simm says, ‘Hunter Water estimates that each person in the Hunter uses around 200 litres of water every day.

‘The community can play a role in reducing their water use in a range of different ways including fixing leaking taps as soon as possible, taking shorter showers, improving garden watering practices, or by only using the dishwasher and washing machine when they’re full’.

To improve water quality locals can also collect leaves and grass clippings before they are washed into stormwater drains, ensure rubbish is not dropped on the ground where it can be washed down the stormwater drain, and never wash paint brushes or tip unwanted paint and chemicals down stormwater drains.

For additional tips on conserving and protecting local water quality visit