Council gets its own house in order ahead of water wise campaign
In the lead up to their 2020 water wise campaign, Burdekin Shire Council has undertaken an audit to ensure all watering systems are set for optimal operating times and are switched off during rain.
In the lead up to their 2020 water wise campaign, Burdekin Shire Council has undertaken an audit to ensure all watering systems are set for optimal operating times and are switched off during weeks of wet weather.
The campaign, inviting residents to become Water Warriors, aims to educate and remind residents on the best practices for saving water in their everyday life.
Burdekin Shire Council staff member Hayley Colls said ensuring Council’s own systems followed the water wise messages was an important part of the campaign.
“Council is actively working to ensure everyone, from individuals to businesses, are doing their bit to be Water Warriors – and we are paving the way by inspecting all of our own infrastructure as the campaign launches,” Mrs Colls said.
“During wet weather, as we experienced a few weekends ago, everyone should have their sprinklers switched off. Rain carries a lot more nutrients than tap water, so letting it soak in for a week before switching sprinklers back on is a great way to help your garden and lawn thrive.
“While the Burdekin is home to an abundance of liquid gold, the process and cost involved to collect, treat and distribute it is something we hope this campaign will educate more residents on.
“We have been busy ensuring all systems are set to water at optimal times and are switched off during periods of wet weather. But things can always be improved on, so if residents see sprinklers in public spaces operating during wet weather or in the middle of the day, we encourage them to report it to our Customer Service team.”
Burdekin Shire Council’s Water Warriors campaign will launch next week with the first theme providing information on saving water outside the home. Residents who notice any of Council’s watering systems operating unnecessarily should contact Customer Service on 4783 9800.