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Expo a one-stop shop for water saving ideas

A National Water Week expo in Armidale Mall this weekend will offer residents a one-stop shop to save, reuse and generally make best use of water in and around their homes.

Businesses and community groups will join Council for the Water Week celebration, being held as part of Sunday’s Markets in the Mall from 8am to 1pm.

With Level 5 water restrictions in place for Armidale and Guyra town water customers, the expo will bring together options for residents to save water and help conserve the region’s remaining supplies.

Many of the water-saving products available from local stores will be on display, alongside information about water rebates and other steps households can take to be water efficient and reduce their bills.

“A wide array of businesses and community groups will be there to showcase the products that are available and the practical steps to be more water wise,” Armidale Regional Council Mayor Simon Murray said.

 “There are many simple options for better water efficiency and the expo will enable residents to choose the alternatives that best suit them. “

Council representatives will be on hand with comprehensive displays to provide the latest information on Council initiatives to supplement the town water supplies and minimise water use for infrastructure and community spaces.

“That will include the most recent information about ongoing test drilling for possible groundwater supplies and a proposal to raise the Malpas Dam wall to boost town water stores and increase the region’s drought resilience in the future,” Councillor Murray said.

“We will also have all the information about the rebates available for rainwater tanks, water efficient washing machines, showerheads and other water saving devices.”

He said business operators can also learn more about the assistance available to help improve their water efficiency, including workplace audits and water saving action plans.

“Some of the region’s biggest commercial water uses will provide insights to the improved efficiencies and other measures they’ve put in place,” Cr Murray said.

“National Water Week has never been more relevant to the people of the Armidale region.

“Come join us at the eastern end of the mall to see all the positive steps that have been taken and those that can be put in place to empower our community to deal with the drought and the Level 5 water restrictions.”


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