Coffs locals make sure every drop count

IF you want to learn more about saving our most precious resource, tap into the events planned for National Water Week on the Coffs Coast.

The community awareness campaign runs from Sunday until October 25.

“Climate change and drought is a constant reminder that we must try to conserve water in every way we can,” Coffs Harbour mayor Cr Keith Rhoades said.

“Our community is very water conscious, but Water Week is a good time to stop and take a fresh look at how we all use water.”

Local activities include:

  • Coffs Harbour Water will present schools which have been officially recognised as waterwise with a distinctive new sign for their school entrance;
  • Coffs Harbour Water is giving away a $1400, four and a half star-rated, Bosch front-loading washing machine to one lucky resident connected to town water. The lucky winner will save around 90 litres of water per wash compared to a top-loading washing machine;
  • Take a look at the new WaterWise garden in the North Coast Regional Botanic Garden on October 24 at 10am. The cutting-edge garden is designed and installed each year for National Water Week by TAFE Horticulture students;
  • Win $100 toward your next water bill and hear some great water-saving tips by listening to Radio 2HC 639AM during National Water Week;
  • All local schools will be sent a free poster promoting the water-saving game, Mission H20, which gives students who achieve a high score the chance to win an iPod Shuffle. To test your water-saving skills, go to www.coffsharbour.nsw.gov.au/water and follow the links.

For more information, visit www.nationalwaterweek.org.au.



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