Good habits can start early in life so teaching young people how important it is to save precious water in our drying climate is the focus of Water Corporation as they visit Palmyra Primary School this week.

The visit coincides with National Water Week, which is held in October each year and aims to build public awareness and understanding around water issues and opportunities for growth and innovation.  
Water Corporation A/General Manager Customer and Community Group, David Juers, said students at Palmyra Primary School would learn about ways to change their behaviour to conserve our most precious resource.

“It is vital the next generation is taught about the importance of saving water and National Water Week is the perfect opportunity to highlight this,” MrJuers said.

“Visits like this form part of our Waterwise Schools Program – last year our team educated more than 24,800 students through incursions and excursions.

“Palmyra Primary School has been part of the Waterwise Schools Program for 13 years and I thank students and teachers for their ongoing efforts to save water.”

Palmyra Primary School’s Waterwise Schools’ program coordinator, Kellie Ker, said where possible water education at the school was embedded across all year levels as part of the wider curriculum.

“We also have a Student Sustainability Officers team to focus on waterwise learning with students and the community,” Ms Ker said.

“Water incursions are a great way of reinforcing the importance of water conservation.”

For more information about the Waterwise Schools Program, visit

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