Schools wise up to saving water in Eurobodalla
Students from kindergarten and year one were treated to a water-wise performance last week as ‘Tapstar the water-saving hero’ toured Eurobodalla.
The Tapstar play centred on the Wastings family and how they discovered ways to be more water savvy in their household by making simple changes to the way they do things.
The shows were hosted by St Mary’s Primary School, Narooma Public School and St Bernard’s Primary School, with neighbouring schools attending the performances over two days.
Eurobodalla Council funds the play every year for schools as part of its water efficiency education program.
Council’s Sustainability Education Officer Gillian Kearney said the program delivered an important take-home message for younger children that ‘every drop counts’.
“With drought conditions widespread throughout the state, Tapstar thought it was timely to send his water-saving message to school communities before the warmer weather arrives,” she said.
“The play is one of many water-efficiency education strategies on offer from Council that also include water-wise garden visits, tours of our dams and treatment plants, rebates for water-efficient washing machines and toilets and the ‘Tap Water Please’ campaign.”
With possible water restrictions on the horizon, Council is urging residents to use water wisely as we head into the warmer months and observe the permanent water conservation measures in place in since Eurobodalla’s last drought in 2010.
These include avoiding watering lawns and gardens and using sprays, hoses, irrigation systems and sprinklers between 10am-5pm, washing cars, boats and motorbikes on grass areas using buckets, and not using water to clean hard surfaces such as paths or driveways unless absolutely necessary. Covering of swimming pools or spas to prevent evaporation is also advised.
For more information about Council’s water efficiency education programs and incentives, visit Council’s website www.esc.nsw.gov.au.
Tapstar - Narooma: Narooma Public School hosted the Tapstar performance last week, which was also attended by Bodalla Public School.
Tapstar - St Mary’s: Students from St Mary’s Primary School, Broulee Primary School and Moruya Public School attended the Tapstar show at St Mary’s Performing Arts Hall last week.
Tapstar - Batemans Bay: There was a great turnout from kindy and year one students from Batemans Bay, Sunshine Bay and St Bernard’s Primary Schools at the Batemans Bay Tapstar performance.