Urban Utilities thanks Canungra kids for helping spread water- saving message

Samuel Parsons, Nash Millard, Laura Delaney, Stella Bradley, Frankie Carnell, Judd Werner & Talon Van Keimpema
Samuel Parsons, Nash Millard, Laura Delaney, Stella Bradley, Frankie Carnell, Judd Werner & Talon Van Keimpema

Urban Utilities is congratulating students at Canungra State School for their impressive efforts to encourage the community to be waterwise.

The students recently designed special posters which feature tips on how to save water, which will be put on display across town.

Urban Utilities Spokesperson Michelle Cull said it was fantastic to see the students sharing such an important message.

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“Canungra’s drought response plan was activated in late August when flows in the creek fell below seven megalitres per day, so we’ve been encouraging locals to save water where possible,” she said.

“It’s heartening to see some of the youngest members of the community understand the importance of this message.”

Canungra State School teacher Trudy Taylor said the students came up with the idea themselves.

“They were doing a comprehension activity on a poster and the idea was sparked from there,” she said.

“The students have worked admirably to ensure the people of Canungra know we can all do something to help improve the current situation.

“I am very proud of the students who have put so much effort into this project.”

Some of the students’ water saving tips include having shorter showers and using bathwater to water the garden.

Ms Cull said Canungra remained in the “drought readiness” phase of the drought response plan for now.

“Canungra will move to the next phase of the plan – “drought response” – if creek flows fall to one megalitre per day,” she said.