Water Corporation’s new super hero Captain Waterwise will be spreading the word about saving precious water to students in Wheatbelt and Kalgoorlie schools over the next few months.

Captain Waterwise visits schools to teach young people about the importance of saving water at home, in the garden and at their school as part of an entertaining and interactive show.

Water Corporation Goldfields and Agricultural Regional Manager, Sharon Broad said Captain Waterwise will visit 28 schools in the region over the next few months with his compelling waterwise messages that focus on simple ways to save water.

“Students are taught why our water is precious and some of the easy steps they can take to save water, from taking a shorter shower to checking for leaks,” Mrs Broad said.

Mrs Broad said in our drying climate it was important the next generation was conscious of how precious water is and to install lifetime water-saving habits.

“Captain Waterwise encourages students to take home water saving tips and use them in their everyday lives,” she said.

Students are also given handy shower timers and given the challenge to stick to the timers’ four minute time limit.

Captain Waterwise’s epic tour started at Meckering Primary School this week then weaving his way through to schools around the Goldfields and the Wheatbelt, concluding in June at Beacon and Koorda Primary Schools.

Fact file:

• Captain Waterwise has already visited 38 metropolitan schools, reaching 10,000 students and 350 teachers during March 2016.
• Around 25 per cent of all water use inside the home is in the shower alone
• Installing a waterwise showerhead can save around 7,000 litres of water a year

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