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 Parkwood 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 Parkwood 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,” Mr Juers 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.

“Parkwood Primary School has been part of the Waterwise Schools Program for 19 years and I thank students and teachers for their ongoing efforts to save water.”

Parkwood Primary School’s Waterwise Schools’ program coordinator, Ms Robyn Day, said water education at the school was embedded across all year levels as part of the wider curriculum.

“Water incursions are a great way of reinforcing the importance of water conservation,” Ms Day said.

For more information about the Waterwise Schools Program, visit

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