Water Week Makes a Splash

Published on 11 October 2021

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This year’s National Water Week (18-24 October) is being celebrated in Coffs Harbour with special Storytime sessions for littlies at local libraries, a competition to win a brand new, water-efficient washing machine and plenty of tips on saving water.

“Access to clean water is hugely important to our daily lives, and it’s down to all of us to protect our water environments and resources, and use water wisely. National Water Week is a great time to remind ourselves of how to look after this most precious of resources,” said Coffs Harbour Mayor Councillor Denise Knight.

This year’s theme is ‘Caring for Water and Country’ and aims to deepen understanding of the knowledge kept by Australia’s First Nations peoples on protecting and sustaining our water and lands for over 65,000 years.

In keeping with the theme, the special Storytime sessions will be hosted by local Gumbaynggirr Elders. They will be held on:

  • Tuesday 19 October, 11am – 12 noon at Woolgoolga Library
  • Wednesday 20 October, 11am – 12 noon at Coffs Harbour Library
  • Thursday 21 October, 11am – 12 noon at Toormina Library
  • Saturday 23 October, 10am – 11am at Woolgoolga Library

RSVP for all above events is required, and can be done via the Library website

Seven new, water-themed books are also being donated to the library collections including both adults and children’s titles. They range from books that look at the challenges posed by climate change to stories of ancient times when our rivers created our landscapes.

Council is also a giving away a new washing machine. Thanks to Harvey Norman Coffs Harbour, one lucky resident will win a WELS 5 star-rated front-loader washing machine, which uses only 57 Litres per wash.

Competition entry forms are available via Council’s Have Your Say website, where you will also find full Terms and Conditions. Entries are open from 15-29 October 2021.

Keep an eye on Council’s Facebook page and the ‘Our Living Coast’ Facebook page for more information and tips on saving water.

Council’s website also has information on the free shower heads or rebates available to residents who replace their old shower heads and toilets to new water efficient models that save money and water.

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