- Climate change has made rainfall less predictable
- Exmouth among 40 regional communities in the 2020-21 Waterwise Towns Program
- Showerhead Swap among available offers
- Program saved around three million litres of water in the Mid-West in 2019-20
Water Minister Dave Kelly today announced that Exmouth residents will have the opportunity to claim special water-saving offers as one of 40 regional communities participating in the Water Corporation's 2020-21 Waterwise Towns Program.
In the north of Western Australia, climate change has caused increased variability in weather patterns and rainfall is less predictable which impacts upon water security.
Western Australia's water supplies are precious, which is why the McGowan Government is providing 40 regional communities with access to water-saving offers through the Waterwise Towns Program.
The program, which has saved around 1.27 billion litres of water State-wide since 2013-14, provides localised waterwise offers to help regional households reduce water consumption and lower their bills.
Offers available to Exmouth residents include Showerhead Swap - a free program that allows households to replace old, inefficient showerheads with water-efficient alternatives.
Last year, nearly 900 households across regional WA exchanged 1,274 showerheads, helping to save close to 18 million litres of water.
Showerhead Swap will be available from October 1, 2020 to May 31, 2021 or while stocks last.
In addition, the Exmouth community will receive comparative water-use letters showing how their consumption stacks up against others and offering further waterwise tips.
To further assist the community with saving water, the Leak Assist Program (LAP) has now also been extended to include regional WA. The LAP enables eligible customers to claim a rebate of $100 when they engage a licensed, waterwise plumber to repair a leak.
For more details, visit http://www.watercorporation.com.au/waterwiseoffers
Comments attributed to Water Minister Dave Kelly:
"Every drop of water is precious, particularly as we meet the challenges posed by climate change.
"The Waterwise Towns Program is an incredibly effective way the McGowan Government is helping regional Western Australians conserve our most precious resource."
Comments attributed to Mining and Pastoral Region MLC Kyle McGinn:
"It's fantastic to see the Waterwise Towns Program providing water-saving support to North-West communities, making it easier and cheaper for households to conserve our most precious resource.
"I'd like to encourage Exmouth residents to take advantage of this offer and embrace a waterwise lifestyle."
Minister's office - 6552 6100