Waterwise program expands throughout the Great Southern

Shannon SmithGreat Southern Herald
The Waterwise program has expanded throughout the region.
Camera IconThe Waterwise program has expanded throughout the region. Credit: Supplied

Towns across the Great Southern have been given water-saving support to help combat the long run of dry conditions.

Katanning is one of 17 locations from Walpole to Esperance, including Albany, Bremer Bay, Narrogin and Ongerup, which will have a Waterwise Town program introduced this year.

Water Minister Dave Kelly announced on Monday the program would be expanded from the two existing locations in the region — Denmark and Walpole — to a total of 19 communities in 2020-21.

The Water Corporation is still carting drinking water to 11 towns across the State, despite recent rainfall.

Mr Kelly said the program was about conserving “our most precious resource”.

The Showerhead Swap program, which will be available in Katanning from October-May, allows residents to replace old, inefficient showerheads with waterwise alternatives.

The Leak Assist program has also been extended to include regional WA, allowing eligible customers to claim a rebate of $100 when a licensed plumber repairs a leak.

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