Jurien Bay, Cue and Exmouth locals to take advantage of free water-saving offers to reduce use, bills

Staff reporterMidwest Times
Water Corp and local governments have teamed up to give away waterwise showerheads.
Camera IconWater Corp and local governments have teamed up to give away waterwise showerheads. Credit: Louise White/Kalgoorlie Miner

Jurien Bay, Cue and Exmouth locals can now benefit from free water-saving offers as part of the Water Corporation’s 2023-24 Waterwise Towns program.

The initiative saved 11 million litres of water across the Mid West last year, and is available to 47 communities Statewide, providing tailored offers to help regional households reduce water use and their water bills.

Water Corporation customers in eligible Mid West towns can exchange two old, inefficient showerheads for waterwise ones under the free showerhead swap program.

In 2022-23, 100 households in the region swapped 138 showerheads, saving 1.9 million litres of water.

In addition, those in Exmouth and Cue can apply for a free plumbing service to make their home more water efficient, while Exmouth and Jurien Bay residents can also register for a free irrigation service.

Plumbing and irrigation services are limited, with registrations open until May 1, 2024, unless allocations are exhausted earlier. Showerhead Swap is available until May 31, 2024, while stocks last.

Water Minister Simone McGurk said this year marked a decade since the Waterwise Towns program was launched, and during that time has helped save 1.8 billion litres of water across regional communities.

“Not only does the program help reduce water consumption, it also allows us to spread to the waterwise message which is incredibly important given the impact of climate change on water sources,” she said.

Agricultural Region MLC Sandra Carr said this was a fantastic opportunity to take advantage of waterwise offers that would have a real impact and help save money.

For more information or to apply, visit watercorporation.com.au/waterwiseoffers.

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