Melton and Moorabool students are tackling water sustainability issues thanks to $12,000 in grants from Western Water.
Three schools have received grants as part of World Water Day celebrations and have pledged their commitment to make a difference.
World Water Day, held annually on March 22, focuses attention on the importance of water. This year’s theme – Nature for Water – explored nature-based solutions to the water challenges we face in the 21st century.
Western Water’s general manager, Graham Holt said: “This year we decided to offer different types of grants to celebrate World Water Day – so we launched our Choose Tap and Target 155 grants.” A Target 155 grant was awarded to Bacchus Marsh Primary School which will use the funding to clean up, plant and install an irrigation system in their existing frog bog garden. The Target 155 grants aim to encourage people to keep their daily water use at or below 155 litres.
Wedge Park Primary School in Melton West and Toolern Vale Primary School were awarded Choose Tap grants, which will assist with the supply and installation of drinking water fountains and bottle refill stations.