A total of 7,323 showerheads have been swapped so far through Water Corporation’s free Showerhead Swap Program, which will save nearly 23 Olympic swimming pools of water each year.


The program, which has been under way for six weeks, allows Water Corporation customers in Perth and Mandurah to exchange up to two old showerheads for two new water-efficient ones through Bunnings Warehouse.


Water Corporation spokesperson, Clare Lugar, encouraged the community to take part in the free program and save water.  


“Each showerhead swapped can save a household up to 7,000 litres of water each year,” Ms Lugar said.


“Our free Showerhead Swap Program provides you with an easy way to save water, which is important in the drying climate we live in.


“We all have a role to play in ensuring we have a sustainable, secure water supply and I encourage the community to swap their showerheads to save water.”


Perth metropolitan residents are also reminded to keep their sprinklers switched off as the winter sprinkler ban is in place.


For more ways to save water visit watercorporation.com.au/showerhead swap


Key facts:

  • A total of 7,323 showerheads exchanges through free Showerhead Swap Program in first six weeks – saving nearly 52 million litres of water a year
  • Perth’s drinking water dams have received around 5 billion litres of inflows so far in 2016
  • Water Corporation continues to work with the community in achieving the water efficiency targets in Water Forever – its long-term plan to secure water supplies in the drying climate. The plans are based on a three pronged approach, which includes working to reduce water use, increasing the amount of water recycled and developing new water sources.

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