The Water Corporation has announced a new water savings program, named Waterwise Towns, for south and south-west WA that aims to reduce water usage by 10%.

Saving water will be a little easier for homeowners in the Great Southern and South-West with the rollout of the Waterwise Towns Program.

The Water Corporation is offering personalised water-use advice for up to 3,000 homeowners in Collie, Gnowangerup, Katanning, Kojonup, Narrogin, Tambellup and Wagin. Four hundred homes and 100 further businesses in these towns as well as Hyden, Kondinin and Pingrup will also be retrofitted water efficiency devices.

WA Water Minister Mia Davies said the program aimed to reduce water use in these towns by 10 per cent – the equivalent of 250 million litres – over the next 12 months.

“Residential customers will receive information about how they can save water, through one-on-one personalised coaching, supported by resources and practical advice,” Ms Davies said.

“Customers will also be able to receive free Waterwise products and services, such as water efficient showerheads, tap aerators, dual flush toilets, irrigation re-programming and fixing visible leaks around the home.

“Business customers will receive a free water review to assess their water use. These businesses can then receive free Waterwise products and services to help them save water in the long-term.

“As our climate continues to dry here in Western Australia we all have our part to play and I am pleased to support the Water Corporation in its endeavours to save water in order to be able deliver a quality of service the people of WA deserve.

“Giving this kind of personalised support is an effective and innovative way of protecting our water resources.”

Water saving programs which focus on water consumption have been extremely successful across Western Australia, with more than 34,000 households participating in similar programs previously.

“Customers eligible to be involved will be contacted by the Water Corporation in the coming months and I encourage everyone to take part,” the Minister said.

“The Water Corporation will have a stall at the Wagin Woolorama, so drop in and have a chat with them about the new program.”

Michelle Goldsmith

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