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  Gippsland Water's Kirsty Hannan with Kosciusko Street Primary School in Traralgon

Local schools embrace water education

The future of our water resources are in good shape with over 1000 Gippsland school students participating in Gippsland Water’s education program.

Primary school students from Drouin through to Longford have taken advantage of the local water authorities free education program since its launch late last year.

The education program is designed to build student awareness and understanding of water issues. Students can explore where water comes from, how it is used and how to use it responsibly.

General Manager of Customer Service and Communications at Gippsland Water, Paul Clark, says the education program is proving to be a valuable tool in providing the next generation with the knowledge and skills to take responsibility for their water usage.

“Students are often surprised to discover how much water they use in their daily activities and are keen to learn ways in which they can protect and conserve this precious resource for the future”.

“Our education program is one of a number of things that Gippsland Water does that might fly under the radar for a lot of people. However, providing the next generation with the tools and knowledge to protect their water resources ties in with our commitment to the region, as well as the efficient use and reuse of our natural resources,” Mr Clark concluded.

Schools interested in further information regarding the water education program are encouraged to contact the Gippsland Water Communications team on 1800 050 500.

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