Free waterwise offers available to North-West communities

  • Halls Creek, Port Hedland and Fitzroy Crossing added to the 2021-22 Waterwise Towns program alongside Onslow, Karratha, Roebourne, Wickham and Point Samson
  • Free plumbing and irrigation services added to list of waterwise offers
  • 70 million litres of water saved in the North-West in 2020-21
  • Free waterwise offers are available to residents of Karratha, Roebourne, Point Samson, Wickham, Onslow, Halls Creek, Fitzroy Crossing and Port Hedland as part of Water Corporation’s 2021-22 Waterwise Towns program.   

    This year’s program, which is being launched as part of National Water Week, saved 70 million litres of water in the North-West in 2020-21, and has been created to encourage water efficiency in regional Western Australia.

    A free plumbing service is available to residents in participating towns, which will include a leak inspection and minor repairs, as well as upgrades to water-efficient fittings if required.

    Residents in Port Hedland, Karratha, Roebourne, Point Samson and Wickham can also take advantage of Water Corporation’s Showerhead Swap program, which allows households to swap up to two old, water-guzzling showerheads with waterwise alternatives.

    In 2020-21, the Showerhead Swap program alone saw 219 North-West households save

    4.4 million litres of water – equivalent to 105 backyard swimming pools.

    To promote water efficiency in the garden, residents in Onslow, Port Hedland, Karratha, Roebourne, Point Samson and Wickham can also apply for a free service from an irrigation specialist. This can include minor repairs to sprinkler systems and help with programming irrigation controllers.

    Local offers are available until May 31, 2022. For more details, visit https://www.watercorporation.com.au/waterwiseoffers

    Since 2013-14, the Waterwise Towns program has saved an estimated 1.58 billion litres of precious water across WA – equivalent to 702 Olympic-sized swimming pools.

    As stated by Water Minister Dave Kelly:

    “By providing waterwise support to homeowners in the North-West, the McGowan Government, through Water Corporation, is making it easier for residents to save water and lower household water bills.

    “The 2020-21 program again saw local contractors engaged to carry out plumbing inspections, minor leak repairs and fixture upgrades, helping save a terrific 70 million litres of water in the region.

    “National Water Week is a good time for us all to reflect on how we can save water, and the Waterwise Towns program is one way Water Corporation is equipping regional Western Australians with the tools they need to be as water efficient as possible.”

    As stated by Kimberley MLA Divina D’Anna:

    “This is a great initiative and I’d encourage all eligible residents to take up the offer and be more waterwise.

    “I’m looking forward to seeing how this initiative will incentivise people to be more waterwise and lead to lower water bills.”

    As stated by Pilbara MLA Kevin Michel:

    “I am pleased to see that the McGowan Government is helping Pilbara households lower their household water bills as well as increasing water efficiency in the North-West.

    “I know many Pilbara residents who participated in the Showerhead Swap program last year, and I encourage local residents to take advantage of these water-saving initiatives.”

    North-West region participants in the 2021-22 Waterwise Towns program:

    TownOffer
    Fitzroy CrossingPlumbing service
    Halls CreekPlumbing service
    KarrathaShowerhead Swap, plumbing service, irrigation service
    Onslow Plumbing Service, irrigation service
    Point SamsonShowerhead Swap, plumbing service, irrigation service
    Port HedlandShowerhead Swap, plumbing service, irrigation service
    RoebourneShowerhead Swap, plumbing service, irrigation service
    WickhamShowerhead Swap, plumbing service, irrigation service

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