• World Water Day is next Sunday, 22 March 2015
  • This year’s theme is Water and sustainable development
  • Your water use plays a role in the sustainable development of Western Australia’s water supply

Water Corporation has encouraged Western Australian’s to make changes to the way they use water this Sunday, as part of World Water Day.

This year’s theme is Water and sustainable development and how much water you use every day plays an important role in the sustainable future development of the North West

“Sustainable water use is about using water wisely, and each and every one of us plays an important role,” North West Regional Manager Rino Trolio said.

“We’re asking people to make a change to help save water on World Water Day – whether it is committing to switch your sprinklers off when we receive rain, taking a shorter shower or reusing water on your garden. Every drop you save is important.”

Water recycling also plays a pivotal role in the sustainable development of water. More than 2.5 billion litres of wastewater was recycled in the North West last year, saving precious drinking water.   

Water Corporation’s plans to create climate resilient, sustainable water supplies are based on a three pronged approach. This includes working with the community to reduce water use, increasing the amount of water recycled and developing new water sources. You can view this report at watercorporation.com.au

Did you know?

  • Total scheme water supplied in the North West was 362,000 litres per person in 2013/14.
  • Water recycling schemes in the North West: Port Hedland, South Hedland, Karratha, Derby, Wickham and Broome.
  • There are 12 Waterwise Schools in the North West Region, which educate students about the need to value, protect and conserve water for a sustainable future.

Media Enquiries:

Contact: Lucia Britton

Position: Acting North West Region Communications Coordinator

Phone: (08) 9186 8266