Water for Tomorrow: play your part in our region’s sustainable future
Posted: 22 March 2023
Busselton Water is excited to launch our #WaterforTomorrow campaign on World Water Day!
#WaterforTomorrow aims to provide residents of the Busselton region with all the tools they need to boost their water literacy, understand where this precious resource comes from, the risks it faces, and the role each and every one of us has in planning for an adequate water supply for generations to come.
Busselton Water supplies drinking water to more than 28,000 people in the South West, and that population doubles over the summer holiday season.
As well as steady, ongoing population growth, there is declining rainfall in our area – a 20% drop in winter rainfall since 1970 – and the risk of saltwater intruding into the Yarragadee aquifer, which is the sole source of fresh water for the region.
As our climate becomes hotter and drier and the demand for water increases our community will need more water to meet its needs.
One of Busselton Water’s most crucial roles is to supply clean, fresh drinking water to the region. We have done so for more than 100 years and will continue to do so into the future.
We are already working on shoring up our existing water supplies, and planning and investigating future supply sources.
Part of our strategy for ensuring #WaterforTomorrow is managing demand: our goal is to reduce domestic water consumption to 100KL per person per year by 2030. That’s where you come in.
We all have a role in protecting and preserving our finite water supply. We believe knowledge is power, the more you know about where your water comes from, and what you can do to reduce your water consumption, the easier it will be for us all to work together to address the challenge of future water security.
If you’re ready to take your first steps towards better water literacy here’s what you can do:
- Read more about what we’re doing to plan for the future and pick up some easy water saving tips you can do every day at #WaterforTomorrow
- Sign up to receive our regular newsletter so you can get all the latest information delivered directly to your inbox. https://www.busseltonwater.wa.gov.au/water-for-tomorrow/water-for-tomorrow-newsletter/
Together we can preserve and provide Water for Tomorrow.