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Our Program assists and encourages councils to continuously improve their water efficiency and to implement waterwise principles. To join the Program, simply follow our simple step-by-step instructions.

Want to know more about the Program and its benefits? Visit Waterwise Council Program.

Step 1 – Council commitment

Step 2 – Create an action plan

  • Create a Waterwise Council Action Plan (WCAP) to track water use, set waterwise goals and opportunities for your council facilities and within your community to improve water management.

Step 3 – Complete free waterwise training

  • Encourage your team members to complete our free waterwise training modules today, which includes helpful topics such as landscaping and irrigation, water auditing and cooling towers.

Step 4 – Be a waterwise leader

  • Our water is precious so make sure your council leads by example by sticking to your watering days and following water restrictions such as the winter sprinkler ban.
  • Water Corporation and the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation and Water Corporation will verify each council has received no license or water use breaches as part of the ongoing endorsement assessment process.

Step 5 - Apply for recognition award (optional)

  • The recognition scheme celebrates councils who have done valuable work in creating waterwise communities. To apply for recognition you will need to complete the Recognition Scheme criteria application as part of your Waterwise Council Action Plan.