Monday, 19 February 2018
Aqwest and the City of Bunbury have launched a campaign to encourage people to play their part and be water smart by reporting leaks.
Stickers will be placed on the doors of public toilets throughout the city, asking people to report leaking taps and toilets to the City of Bunbury.
The stickers feature messages "Play your part, be water smart" and "A dripping tap can waste up to 20,000 litres a year".
Stickers have also been distributed to schools in the Bunbury area with the messages: "Stop the Drop", "Slow the flow, save H2O", "Play your part be water smart" and "A dripping tap can waste up to 20,000 litres a year". The stickers ask students to report leaking taps and toilets to a teacher.
Aqwest Chair Stan Liaros said just by reporting a leak with one phone call, community members can play an important role in conserving Bunbury's water.
"A dripping tap can waste up to 20,000 litres a year," Mr Liaros said. "By reporting a leak we are adopting responsible water use practices which is essential to ensure we have a reliable water supply now and in the future."
Bunbury Mayor Gary Brennan said the campaign was encouraging everyone to play a role in conserving water.
"Leaks can happen overnight and hundreds of litres may be lost between the routine cleaning of toilets or parks and gardens staff doing their rounds of parks and noticing a leaking tap," Mayor Brennan said.
"Water is our most precious resource, so I ask anyone who sees a leaky tap at a City of Bunbury facility, to please be water smart and report it to the City of Bunbury."