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National Water Week to Make a Splash with Buckets of Fun Activities

By Central Coast Council
Posted: 20 Oct 2020
Central Coast residents can tap into the story behind their household water taps during National Water Week this week.

With the third largest urban water supply system in NSW, Central Coast Council supplies water to more than 342,000 people and 135,000 homes and businesses.

National Water Week's theme is 'Reimagining our water future', and people of all ages can do just that with a range of webinars, online tours, games, videos, and water saving tips located on the Coast's popular 'Love Water' website.

Highlights include:

  • Working with Water game - a digital Sim-city style game where gamers can battle fire, flood, drought and equipment failures to supply water to more than 340,000 thirsty residents
  • water saving resources including a Plant Finder for gardeners and the Blue House tour for residents
  • kids' water fun - online water stories, animations and videos
  • webinar series - including a hosted virtual tour of one of our dams and water treatment plants, along with two gardening workshops to help residents create thriving gardens which use water effectively
  • water calculator to estimate personal household use
  • DIY maintenance guide for residents who have rainwater tanks
  • water audit program to help small businesses save money.

Central Coast Council's Acting Director Water & Sewer, Danielle Hargreaves said National Water Week is a great opportunity to embrace the 'Love Water' theme adopted during last year's drought.

"While our water reserves have increased since the drought period, it's important we all adopt a long-term approach to water security as dry conditions will inevitably return," Ms Hargreaves said.

"Learning about the journey our water makes from rainfall to the tap helps us value this precious resource and makes it easier to adopt simple behaviour changes that help us use water wisely so there is plenty for the future."

Mayor Lisa Matthews said Central Coast residents have told Council they value water security and the Coast's ability to be resilient with our water.

"The ability to access good drinking water is one of life's essentials, and National Water Week is an opportunity to continue to 'love water' by learning about what it takes to produce it and how we can all use it wisely."

 
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