Video makes a splash for National Water Week

18 October 2021

Eurobodalla residents can learn where their water comes from and how it is treated in a short educational video launched on YouTube for National Water Week.

The video was created by Eurobodalla Council to supplement its sustainability education programs in schools, which normally involve physical tours of Deep Creek Dam and the northern water treatment plant at Denhams Beach.

Council’s sustainability education officer Gillian Kearney said the video, accompanied by learning resources, ensured local students didn’t miss out.

“Our water education programs are all about instilling in our youngest community members an appreciation of our most precious resource,” she said.

“While we can’t do physical tours this year for Water Week, we can continue to share the journey of Eurobodalla’s water supply from catchment, treatment and delivery to homes and businesses through this great short video.”

Ms Kearney said National Water Week aimed to build awareness around the value of water – which was ultimately a finite resource.

“Only one per cent of all earth’s water is readily available for drinking,” she said.

“While our dams might be full at present, it doesn’t take long before warmer weather, the higher demand that comes with summer and less reliable rainfall can impact on water supply levels.

“There are plenty of ways residents can reduce use of water in the garden, kitchen, laundry and bathroom – check out Council’s website for a range of tips.”

Eurobodalla Council is working to improve the shire’s water security with its $105 million southern dam, at Eurobodalla, west of Bodalla. On-ground work has begun with the construction of a new pump station on the Tuross River.

Council is calling for expressions of interest for tenders of the construction of the dam itself and expects works there to start mid-2022.