Program engages students in school water audit scheme

Jackson Lavell-LeeBusselton Dunsborough Times
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Busselton Water Chair Helen Shervington and mascot Hydro with staff and students from Busselton Senior High School completing a water audit.
Camera IconBusselton Water Chair Helen Shervington and mascot Hydro with staff and students from Busselton Senior High School completing a water audit. Credit: Supplied/Busselton-Dunsborough Times, Supplied

Water management was on the agenda at Busselton Senior High School this week as students took part in activities for National Water Week.

Students will analyse their water use and devise water saving techniques with the use of newly installed water loggers supplied by Busselton Water.

A detailed water audit of the campus will be conducted in the next 12 months.

Busselton Water managing director Chris Elliott said the organisation was always looking for ways to engage big water providers such as schools in water efficiency efforts.

“We’re thrilled that Busselton Senior High has risen to the challenge to reduce its water footprint, particularly by directly involving the students in measuring and reducing water use,” he said.

“National Water Week is a timely reminder that water is a precious resource and that we need to do more to save water and ensure there’s enough for future generations.”

BSHS teacher Lea-Ellen Goddard said she expected the program to benefit students and staff.

“The level of detail in the data available for our students to work with is just remarkable,” she said.

“We’re expecting to see some great results as the students analyse the school’s water use and determine how we can save more water.”

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