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The Shire of Esperance has recently been included in the State Government’s 2020-21 Waterwise Towns Program following a period of unprecedented dry conditions in the region. The Program offers water-saving support designed to make it easier for regional households to reduce water consumption and combat the drying effects of climate change. ​Esperance residents will be offered the showerhead swap, plumbing check and comparative water-use letters services under the Program.

The announcement follows on from the declaration of the Cascade area north-west of Esperance as water deficient in June this year.

Showerhead Swap

The showerhead swap allows residents to replace old, inefficient showerheads with waterwise alternatives. Showers make up 22% of total household water use; switching to water efficient showerheads, households can save up to 20,000 litres of water each year. Last year nearly 900 households exchanged 1,274 showerheads, helping to save close to 18 million litres of water.

From 1 October residents can take their old showerhead(s) and a copy of a recent bill from Water Corporation in their name, or a recent waterwise letter, to the Shire Administration Building, on Windich Street, to exchange it for a new waterwise showerhead (while supplies last).

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Plumbing Check

From 1 October residents can register their interest for a free plumbing check, repair and retrofit service. A licensed plumber will complete a free waterwise audit check of residents’ homes including:

  • Check toilets, taps and showers for leaks
  • Repair leaks
  • Repair or upgrade any inefficient fixtures

Residents who wish to participate in the Program need to contact the Water Corporation on 08 9423 7117 or email waterwisetowns@watercorporation.com.au to register their interest in the Program.

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