Water Minister Mia Davies is encouraging Water Corporation customers living in the shires of Beverley, Kellerberrin, Merredin, Mukinbudin, Narembeen, Northam, Wongan-Ballidu and Yilgarn to take advantage of a free Showerhead Swap initiative launching today.

The State Government program allows Water Corporation customers to exchange up to two old, inefficient showerheads for high-efficiency replacements - free of charge.

"Households can save up to 7,000 litres of water per showerhead, per year, just by replacing old showerheads," Ms Davies said.

"To get involved, people should take a copy of their most recent water account and up to two old showerheads to the closest exchange point, which can be found on the corporation's website.  People will then receive new water-efficient showerheads for free."

The Minister said last year was the second warmest year on record for Western Australia which had caused a spike in water use.  Customers connected to the Integrated Water Supply Scheme (IWSS) were encouraged to join others to help get water use back on track.

"I urge residents to do their bit to save water and take part in this free initiative," she said.

Ms Davies said the popular Showerhead Swap program was just one water saving initiative that was part of the Government's broader strategy to ensure security of supply to Integrated Water Supply Scheme customers.

"The Government has invested heavily in climate-independent water sources, including desalination and groundwater replenishment, however demand management has always - and will always - be important," she said.

Fact File

  • Households in the shires of Beverley, Kellerberrin, Merredin, Mukinbudin, Narembeen, Northam, Wongan-Ballidu and Yilgarn are supplied with water through the Goldfields Pipeline, which forms part of the Integrated Water Supply Scheme
  • Showerhead swap will be available until April 30, 2016
  • For more information, visit www.watercorporation.com.au/save-water/water-saving-programs/goldfields-showerhead-swap 

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