Can you go for 12 hours without water?

THE Fraser Coast Regional Council has come out in support of Water Night this month, which aims to create awareness around how and when we use water.

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Residents are being urged to turn off their taps for 12 hours as part of the National Water Week Campaign.

The Water Night initiative takes place on Thursday, 21 October.

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Deputy Mayor Darren Everard said the campaign challenges households to survive a night without using their taps and showers.

“Water is a precious resource and is used in so many different ways at home, including drinking, bathing, washing clothes, flushing toilets, watering gardens and filling swimming pools,” Cr Everard said.

“For Council, providing safe, reliable, efficient water and wastewater services to local residents and businesses is one of our core responsibilities.

“With Hervey Bay and surrounding areas potentially facing level three water restrictions within weeks, ‘Water Night’ is a perfect opportunity to gain a greater awareness of our water use.

“The ‘Water Night’ challenge runs from 12pm to 12am on Thursday 21 October, during which households are encouraged to see if they can avoid using taps and running water.

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“The organisers do though encourage households to fill water bottles for drinking and storing them in the fridge before the event starts.

You can access more information, including how to get involved, water facts, water saving tips and water night activities, here.  

Cr Everard said Council encouraged Fraser Coast residents to continue to watch their water use, particularly outdoors, to help slow down the depletion of our dams.

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“Every little bit helps and every drop counts. By being water-wise, you not only save water, you also save money on your water bill,” he said.

More information about the Fraser Coast’s current level two water restrictions, click here.

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