How Pilbara residents can save water and money
Posted: October 18th, 2022
Since 2013-14, the Water Corporation’s state-wide ‘Waterwise Towns Program’ has saved an estimated 1.7 billion litres of water – equivalent to 756 Olympic-sized swimming pools.
As part of its latest program targeting the North-West, eligible Pilbara residents in Karratha, Onslow, Point Samson, Port Hedland, Roebourne, South Hedland, Wedgefield and Wickham can access this initiative to help use water more efficiently and save money on bills by upgrading inefficient plumbing and/or making other changes in their home and garden.
Among the available offers is a free showerhead swap, which can save up to 20,000 litres of water per household by upgrading to a water-efficient showerhead.
Residents in participating towns can also apply for a free plumbing service, which includes a leak check and minor repairs, as well as upgrades to water-efficient fittings if required.
To help save water in the garden, residents in Karratha, Onslow, Point Samson, Port Hedland, Roebourne, South Hedland, Wedgefield and Wickham can also apply for a free irrigation service. This includes a sprinkler check and assistance to ensure irrigation systems are working efficiently.
In addition, many residents in Karratha, Point Samson, Port Hedland, Roebourne, South Hedland, Wedgefield and Wickham will receive comparative water use letters to show how their water use compares to others in the town, with tips and advice to help them use water efficiently.
Plumbing and irrigation services are limited, with registrations open until 1 May 2023, while the showerhead swap is available until 31 May 2023 (or until allocations are exhausted).
For more information or to apply, visit http://www.watercorporation.com.au/waterwiseoffers.