Hon Mia Davies MLA

Hon Mia Davies MLA

Former Minister for Water; Sport and Recreation; Forestry

    Showerhead Swap program to help save water

    28/05/2016 6:00 AM
    • Free water-efficient showerheads for Water Corporation customers in Perth and Mandurah
    • People can swap two older inefficient showerheads
    • Residents also reminded to turn off sprinklers from June 1

    The Liberal National Government's Showerhead Swap program is on again and Water Corporation customers in Perth are being urged to take advantage of the program, which can help households save up to 7,000 litres of water per year.


    Water Minister Mia Davies said customers in Perth and Mandurah could exchange up to two old showerheads for two new water-efficient ones through Bunnings Warehouse.


    "Replacing old showerheads with water-efficient ones is one of the easiest ways for Perth and Mandurah people to reduce their water use," Ms Davies said.


    "For householders, changing a showerhead to a more water efficient model is a simple way to save water in an area of the home where about 22 per cent of total household water is used.


    "People are also being reminded to switch off their reticulation system with the winter sprinkler ban coming into effect from June 1.  The ban has been in place since 2010 and saved about 4.5 billion litres of drinking water last year alone."


    The Minister said 2015 was the ninth driest winter on record in Perth and resulted in the lowest inflow into local drinking water dams on record.


    "The Government has invested heavily to ensure there are climate-independent water sources for Western Australia," she said. 


    "This includes our two desalination plants and the Groundwater Replenishment Scheme - the first of its kind in Australia - which will come online at the end of 2016, recharging up to 14 billion litres of highly treated water back into the aquifers each year.


    "However demand management will always be an important part of managing our precious water resources, and that's why we are investing in campaigns like the showerhead swap."


    To get involved in the showerhead swap, corporation customers should take their old showerheads, along with the personalised flyer they receive with their next bill, to the nearest Bunnings Warehouse.  The offer is available until November 30, 2016 or while stocks last.


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