Students at Thornlie Christian College will soon be ‘full bottle’ on innovative water sources being used in Perth when Water Corporation visits their school as part of National Water Week.

National Water Week is held in October each year and aims to build community awareness and understanding around water issues and opportunities for growth and innovation.   This year’s them is Water Innovation.
Water Corporation A/General Manager Customer and Community Group, David Juers, said students at Thornlie Christian College would learn about the many innovative technologies that are being used to access, treat, store and distribute drinking water in our drying climate.

“Water treatment technology such as desalination is a great opportunity for students to learn about this innovate water treatment process,” 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.

“Thornlie Christian College has been part of the Waterwise Schools Program for 11 years and I thank students and teachers for their ongoing efforts to save water.”

Thornlie Christian College’s Waterwise Schools’ program coordinator, Ms Amy Chidgzey, 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 Chidgzey said.

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