Karratha Primary School will celebrate 10 years enrolled in Water Corporation’s Waterwise Schools Program at a special ceremony to be held today.  

Through the Waterwise program teachers at the school have been educating students on the need to value, protect and conserve water resources for a decade. 

Water Corporation North West Regional Manager, Rino Trolio thanked the school for its dedication to the program.

"Students are the water users of the future, so it’s important schools continue to educate students about the value of water in our drying climate," Mr Trolio said. 

"Thank you to students and teachers for your dedication to the program and I look forward to the next decade of waterwise education at Karratha Primary School.”

Karratha Primary School Principal Kate Lyon and newly appointed Waterwise Coordinator Nicci Maddison have worked diligently to maintain the program over the past 10 years.

“At Karratha Primary School we are very proud of our students’ awareness of waterwise practises.   They are keen to share their knowledge with parents, carers and the wider community.”  Ms Maddison said.

In particular the school encourages students to always turn taps off fully and maintain their reticulation to avoid unnecessary water use charges in their gardens.  They have filled out an Action Plan, teach waterwise lessons and publish waterwise tips in their school newsletters.

Now in its 20th year, Water Corporation’s award winning Waterwise Schools Program takes a long-term approach to water education and behavioural change, and complements the curriculum across all major learning areas, especially science.

Further information on the Waterwise Schools Program is available at watercorporation.com.au

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