We celebrated National Water Week between 15 and 21 October 2017. This year's National Water Week theme was ‘Water – the Heart of our Culture’. The week aims to encourage young people to explore how water shapes their everyday lives through recreational activities, the natural world and community values.
To celebrate, Central Highlands Water had three exciting events.
On Monday 16 October we announced this year’s National Water Week poster competition winners. We received 266 entries from nine primary schools across the region. The winners received a bicycle and gift pack valued at $300. The runners up received a scooter valued at $150.
Our environmental practices not only focus on our external environment, but extend to our office and the everyday practices of our people. So, on Tuesday 17 October we hosted a ‘Back to Basics’ recycling event with Grampians Central West Waste Resource and Recovery Group.
On Wednesday 18 October we launched a brand new Be Smart Choose Tap water fountain in Creswick Splash Play & Skate Park. The fountain will be the latest in over 20 installed by CHW across the region. Hepburn Shire Council members, Creswick Primary School students and Ballarat Miners shooting guard, Anthony Kuel, were in attendance.
Poster Competition Winners
Congratulations to our 4 National Water Week poster competition winners and 4 runners up! With 266 fantastic entries, this year's competition was better than ever. The winners received a bicycle and gift pack, while the runners up received a scooter.
Riley Edyvane - Runner up - Phoenix Community College.
Matilda Gillespie - Winner - Gordon Primary School.
Louis Slater - Runner up - Little Bendigo Primary School.
Maggie Bourke - Winner - Waubra Primary School
Harry Shady - Runner up - Skipton Primary School.
Madison Carpenter - Runner up - Caledonian Primary School.
Callum McDonald - Winner - Hepburn Primary School.
Will Brand - Winner - Waubra Primary School