Wattle Grove 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 General Manager Customer and Community Group, Catherine Ferrari, thanked the school for its dedication to the program.

"Students are the water users of the future, so its important schools continue to educate students about the value of water in our drying climate," Ms Ferrari 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 Wattle Grove Primary School.”

Wattle Grove Primary School Principal Julie Roberts and Waterwise Coordinator Belinda Baines have worked diligently to maintain the program over the past 10 years.

“In implementing the Waterwise Program, the students have demonstrated their commitment to saving water and have developed a far greater understanding of the many ways in which this can be done.”  Ms Roberts said.

In particular the school encourages students to always turn taps off fully and report leaks, the toilets have all been made into dual flush and the gardener diligently follows the correct watering rosters.

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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