Western Water (VIC) has awarded $19,000 worth of grants to go towards education and water quality monitoring and to encourage communities to protect vital water sources for future generations.
The grants are part of the 22nd National Water Week and were awarded to schools, kindergartens and community groups in the Sunbury, Gisborne and Melton regions.
Among the recipients, seven schools and kindergartens shared in $7,000 in grants for plants, tanks and other equipment for gardens.
Two community groups will use $4,000 in grants for environmental projects including revegetation, water quality monitoring and education.
Community gardens in Sunbury and New Gisborne will share in $4,000 for expanding vegetable beds and watering systems.
Two aged care facilities have been awarded $2,000 each for gardens that will improve the health and quality of life for residents.