South East Queenslanders are being challenged to commit to using water wisely, as we head into the traditionally drier winter months.
With dam levels nearing 60%, Seqwater is encouraging residents to make a ‘Water Promise’ this winter and commit to long-term sustainable ways to save water in and around their homes and workplaces.
It is hoped that more than 500 people will register online and take up the challenge.
Seqwater Chief Executive Officer, Neil Brennan, said although autumn rain helped boost drinking water supplies and lower water consumption, the Water Promise program was designed to keep the water wise message front of people’s minds.
“The Water Promise offers an opportunity for individuals to get involved, become part of a community of practice, learn more about water supply, build awareness of their water use and find ways to be more water efficient,” Mr Brennan said.
“Water is our most precious resource, and we encourage everyone to use it wisely. After making a Water Promise, residents can sign up to receive monthly water saving tips and access to resources and tools to support them to save water, every day.
“Often we may feel that our individual efforts don’t make a difference. But if 500 people make a commitment to save just 10 litres of water a day – about the size of an average bucket - we could save 5,000 litres or about 50 bathtubs of water every day,” he said.
The combined level of the region’s drinking water dams is just over 60%. The heaviest falls during the recent rain fell mostly over the region’s coastal catchments, which contain smaller dams. The combined level of the region’s largest storages – Somerset and Wivenhoe – is at 50%.
The Water Promise encourages everyone to find ways to save water that work best for them and their lifestyle. There are many simple ways to save water and the program offers plenty of examples, tools and resources to support community efforts.
To learn more and make your Water Promise visit: www.seqwater.com.au/water-wise