Central Coast Council is out to make a splash during National Water Week, which continues until October 25.
Residents can tap into a range of webinars, online tours, games, videos, and water saving tips.
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.
Highlights of the resources available during national Water Week, which has the theme Reimagining our water future, include the 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.
There is a Plant Finder for gardeners and the Blue House tour for residents.
Kids can enjoy some water fun with online water stories, animations and videos and a webinar series will include a hosted virtual tour of one of the Coast’s dams and water treatment plants.
There will be two gardening workshops to help residents create thriving gardens, a water calculator to estimate personal household use and a DIY maintenance guide for residents who have rainwater tanks.
There is also a water audit program to help small businesses save money.
Central Coast Council’s Acting Director Water & Sewer, Danielle Hargreaves, said National Water Week was 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,” 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,” Cr Matthews said.
To access all the resources and activities, visit centralcoast.nsw.gov.au/waterweek.
Media release, Oct 19
Central Coast Council