At Solway our aim is to promote actions which will reduce the school’s overall water consumption and raise appreciation of water as a valuable resource. To educate the whole school community on ways to reduce indoor and outdoor water usage.
The objectives of the Water Working Group are:
§ To reduce the costs of water consumption within our school
§ To use resources and equipment as efficiently as possible
§ To choose the most effective means of conserving water, ie, installation of water tanks; grey water system and dual flush cisterns.
§ To involve students and staff in the planning of water conservation initiatives
To help achieve our objectives, we have undertaken the following:
§ 50,000 litre water tank installed and water now used for dual flush cisterns (installed in 2008)
§ School Water Audit undertaken (2009)
§ 25,000 litre water tank installed (2009)
§ Installation of 4 new water efficient drinking fountains/bubblers (2011)
§ “Turn off Taps/Save Water” signage created and installed by students throughout the school
§ On-going Environment & Sustainability educational program to include Water Conservation
§ Regular cross school excursions/incursions relating to Environment/Sustainability to include Water Conservation
§ On-going provision of useful water saving tips in the School weekly Newsletter