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Friday, February 26, 2021

Community encouraged to love water

Over the past year, the Lower Hunter community has consumed almost 15 per cent less water than expected, thanks to some smart water choices.

This Saturday, 24 October, the community is being asked to celebrate that achievement by posting images on social media about how they value the precious resource.

The inaugural event to be hosted by Hunter Water is called Love Water Day.

It will take place online during National Water Week and aims to raise awareness of water conservation.

Minister for Water, Property and Housing Melinda Pavey said Love Water Day was a great opportunity to celebrate the efforts of community members in saving water.

“Over the past year, they have saved the same amount of water used in 52,000 households,” Mrs Pavey said.

“The region is a leading example of how we can all make smart water choices in our everyday lives to drive down our usage and help contribute to a more sustainable water future.”

Hunter Water Managing Director Darren Cleary encouraged residents and businesses to get involved on Love Water Day.

“This Saturday we’re asking residents and businesses to show us the water saving choices they make by posting a photo or short video on Facebook or Instagram, tagging @ourhunterwater and using the hash tags #LoveWater and #LoveWaterDay.

“We know our community is smart in how it uses water, whether it’s by watering their garden to avoid the hottest part of the day, taking shorter showers, scraping dishes instead of rinsing them or fixing leaks around their homes.

“It’s important that we maintain these water saving behaviours, particularly as we head into summer, and ensure that we’re saving our precious resource now and for future generations.”

For more information on ways you can love water, visit Hunter Water’s website.