Water Week 2020

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This National Water Week (19-25 October), the focus is on Reimagining Our Water Future.

Following on from one of the driest years on record for the MidCoast, it’s never been more important to work together to build awareness around the value of water.

We should all consider how we can rethink our current water practices to help conserve valuable water resources and what we can do as both individuals and communities to inspire a more sustainable water future.

Our youngest residents will be getting the water-wise message as Whizzy the Waterdrop tours some local schools and preschools over the next two weeks.

Water Week is all about inspiring individuals, communities and organisations to work together to build awareness around the value of water.

To get involved and find out more go to the Australian Water Association website www.awa.asn.au/nww20.

Find 7 ways here

Follow current water restrictions
for the MidCoast region

 
Don't rinse plates before you stack the dishwasher - use a small basin of water if you need to

Keep an eye on the weather forecast - don't spray if rain's on its way

 

Put on a full load of clothes when
using the washing machine
or adjust the water level

 Sweep outdoor paths, don't hose

Repair any leaking taps -
and check outside taps too! 

 Limit your shower to 4 minutes or less

 

Adjust your lawn mower to
2.5 - 5cm. Taller grass shades roots and
holds soil moisture better.

 

Wash cars on the lawn and use a bucket

 Install a water-saving shower head

 

Don't let the tap run while you brush your teeth

Collect water from your shower in a
bucket and use it to water plants

 

Want more tips? 

Visit our Save Water page to make your home more water-wise!

 

Turn off the tap while
you brush your teeth

Try to only wear one set of clothing
each day. It saves on washing machine water

Have a 4 minute shower (or even less)

Wash your pet
on the lawn,
and only use a bucket

Been for a swim? Hang your damp towel 
on the clothes line and use it again next swim

 Check your house for any leaking taps  and
let an adult know. Watch them repair the tap so you know how!

 

Only half fill the kitchen sink when you wash the dishes

 

Put a bucket in your shower and use the water
you catch to water plants

 

 Wash cars on the lawn and use a bucket

Empty your pet's
drinking bowl on a plant

 

Don't rinse plates under the tap before you stack the dishwasher. Put some 
water in the sink and rinse them there. 

Try to keep the water in the pool while you play.

 

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