Learn how to reduce your water usage
The Water Efficiency Display was made possible through a $5,000 Love Water Community Grant received from Hunter Water and aims to educate the community on water efficient fittings and how they can reduce water usage. The grant was put into place to dispel the myth that water efficient fittings are not as appealing and cost significantly more than regular water fittings.
Council’s Manager Development and Environment David Simm says, ‘We should all be looking at the way we use water and where possible implementing actions or changing fittings to reduce our water usage to conserve this important resource.
‘By simply shortening showers to a maximum of four minutes per person and only using the dishwasher or washing machine when you have a full load to wash, your family could save thousands of litres of water and subsequently save money each year’.
As part of the Water Efficiency Display, residents have the opportunity to win a $500 plumbing upgrade in their home to assist in reducing water usage and water bills. Prize packs consisting of a trigger nozzle hose attachment, bucket and shower timer will also be given away.
Residents can enter the $500 plumbing upgrade competition by visiting the Water Efficiency Display and placing an entry into the draw onsite. Entrants must be a resident of the Maitland local government area, own or rent a property in the Maitland local government area and be willing to provide Council with a copy of their water bill prior to and following works being completed. Full terms and conditions are available on the entry form. The prize winners will be drawn on Tuesday May 28.
The Water Efficiency Display will be located at Rutherford Library from 6 to 13 May, at Maitland Library from 13 to 20 May and East Maitland Library from 20 to 27 May.