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National Water Week

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21 – 27 October 2019 - It's time to change the world

Each year, National Water Week makes a splash across Australia inspiring individuals, communities and organisations to work together to build community awareness and understanding around water issues and opportunities for growth and innovation.

National Water Week provides an opportunity to remind ourselves and teach others that water must be used wisely if there is to be enough to meet the needs of our future generations. It is about inspiring individuals, communities and organisations to work together to build awareness around the real value of water. This years theme is "It's time to change the world"

While the week is dedicated to encouraging communities to take action to protect our vital water sources, it’s also a celebration of innovation and water achievements that have and will contribute to Australia’s sustainable future and economic prosperity.  

Water is something we use every single day for many parts of our lives. We use water to hydrate ourselves when we’re thirsty, to keep the plants alive in our gardens, to shower, brush our teeth and wash the dishes. But water plays an even bigger role in our daily lives than we might think.

Water is vital to make sure the different industries we all rely on are supported sustainably, like agriculture to grow the food we eat. Water is fundamental to make sure our environment is healthy, and to make our cities and communities a happy place to live. If we want life and growth in the future, we need to make sure we use our water wisely today. 

Access to clean water is highly important to every aspect of our lives, and we must do our best to protect our water environments and resources, and use water wisely.

During National Water Week the following free events have been planned to highlight our need to continue to be water wise and implement new ways to conserve water:

  • Saturday 19 October  Douglas Vale Garden Party 9.30 - 2.30 - Water info stall and presentation
  • Thursday 24 October Catchment to Tap Water Trail Tour
  • Friday 25 October - in partnership with Bunnings Water Info Stall 10am - 2pm

Catchment to Tap Water Tour

This is a free tour, however bookings are essential: To book your place please complete the booking form below or contact Council on 6581 8111.

Departure:  Players Theatre:  8.45am for 9.00am, returning approximately 1.00pm. Morning Tea provided.

Ever wondered where your water comes from and how it gets to your tap? Discover the answer on this tour of the Port Macquarie-Hastings water supply scheme, including Koree Island Pumping Station, the Wauchope Water Treatment Plant, Cowarra Dam and the Reclaimed Water Treatment Plant should time permit. 

Water Trail Tour Registration


    This page was last updated on: 16 October 2019