Take The Pledge to conserve water this National Water Week

Date published: 19 October 2022

Townsville City Council is encouraging residents to embrace the challenge of reducing water use in the home and across our gardens to help make every drop count this National Water Week.

By heading to Townsville City Council’s website and choosing to Take The Pledge you’ll be able to learn about the experience of others and find ways to reduce water use around your home.

You’ll also go into the running to win one of five $200 vouchers to be spent at a local water smart business.

Community Health, Safety and Environmental Sustainability chairperson Maurie Soars said saving water in your home was about taking shorter showers or checking your house for leaks.

“Townsville is a dry tropics city, which means it’s essential for us to be water wise and conserve the water that we have,” Cr Soars said.

“That’s why Council as part of National Water Week is asking locals to Take The Pledge to reduce water in their household or business and save costs.”

Townsville Water and Waste Committee chairperson Russ Cook said manageable changes could make a lasting difference in the home.

“Saving water doesn’t have to be difficult – small changes like only using your dishwasher when it’s full or switching to a water smart sprinkler can make a huge difference to your household water use,” Cr Cook said.

“Over time these small changes build up into lifelong habits that benefit the entire city, which will make a difference both now and well into the future for the next generations to benefit from.

“It’s everyone’s responsibility to conserve water, so sign up to Take The Pledge today and do your part to conserve our city’s water.”

Take The Pledge winners will be drawn every day during National Water Week (17 – 21 October).

To Take The Pledge, visit our National Water Week page.