• Ashfield Primary School joined Water Corporation's Waterwise School Program in 2007

  • There are 571 Waterwise Schools across Western Australia

Water Minister Dave Kelly today thanked teachers and students at Ashfield Primary School for their dedication to the Water Corporation's Waterwise Schools Program.


The school was recognised during a special assembly for being part of the Waterwise Schools Program for 10 years, educating thousands of students on the importance of saving water.


The Waterwise Schools Program takes a long-term approach to water education and behavioural change, and complements the curriculum across all major learning areas.


Over the past 22 years, 571 Waterwise Schools have been recognised across the State.


Working with the community to reduce water use forms part of the Water Corporation's long-term Water Forever plans to secure water supplies, as climate change continues to have an impact in Western Australia.


For more information, visit https://www.watercorporation.com.au/home/education


Comments attributed to Water Minister Dave Kelly:


"As people would be aware, the south-west of WA is one of three places on the planet that is most impacted by reduced rainfall as a result of climate change.


"That is why educating the next generation on the importance of saving water is critical.


"Thank you to teachers, parents and students at Ashfield Primary School for your commitment to the Waterwise School Program over the past decade.


"The importance of saving water cannot be underestimated, with water saving efforts since 2001 helping to save 130 billion litres of water in 2015-16 - that is more than the entire output of the State's largest desalination plant in a year."

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