(City of Moonee Valley)Moonee Valley City Council and City West Water have once again joined forces to offer a free showerhead exchange program at Niddrie Library.
Mayor Cr Ben Opie said that based on the success of the trial at the Civic Centre earlier this year during which more than 840 showerheads were exchanged, Council was aiming to offer this service permanently to residents. The community has already proven their commitment and desire to save water. This is an excellent initiative to further support their efforts on an individual level in their own homes. By changing a showerhead to a more water-efficient type and cutting down showers to four minutes or less, one individual can save more than 20,000 litres of water in their home and also cut $60 from their hot water bill per year, Cr Opie said.
Cr Opie said offering residents the chance to switch to water efficient showerheads supported Moonee Valleys Sustainable Water Use Plan which Council endorsed in June.
The Plan aims to cut Council and community water consumption by 30 per cent by 2015. Council has already made significant progress towards this goal even before the Plan was formally adopted, such as installing a climate sensitive watering system for all our parks.
With the showerhead exchange being offered once again, we are giving more residents the opportunity to participate and make their contribution towards saving water. Every little drop we save together will help us achieve our water reduction goal, Cr Opie said.
He added that it was also a good opportunity for landlords to ensure their investment properties were water efficient and for tenants to participate in water saving.
By taking part in the exchange youll not only help the environment, but also your local community, Cr Opie said. More…