Waterwise community resources
In most communities, the council is the local water service provider. Because of this, local government has an important role to play in raising community awareness about the need to use water wisely.
Local governments can contribute to educational activities about water-related topics. Many local governments operate tours of their water and wastewater treatment plants.
You can use these resources for ideas when organising activities for school students:
- What you need to know (PDF, 390KB)
- Teacher information checklist (PDF, 396KB)
- Conducting site tours of water and wastewater treatment plants (PDF, 541KB)
- Site tour outline template (PDF, 546KB)
- Organising a Waterwise poster or video competition (PDF, 554KB)
- Preparatory to Year 7: Using Whizzy’s new adventures storybook (PDF, 542KB)
Read more about water education activities and resources for schools, including ideas for council officers.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island communities
Several of the Waterwise resources have been developed for use in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island communities. These incorporate an Indigenous motif to provide a more relevant context and better engage people.
For more information about these resources, email email@example.com.
Wastewater and sewage treatment
Some of the resources focus on water and sewage treatment by explaining how water and wastewater is treated.
The resources also highlight the need to take care with what goes down the sink and toilet.
- Water’s journey to your tap and beyond (PDF, 315KB)
- Think before you flush sticker (PDF, 197KB)
- Think at the sink sticker (PDF, 311KB)
These resources can help change community attitudes and behaviours regarding efficient water use throughout Queensland.
- Being waterwise at home (PDF, 931KB): provides simple tips on how to conserve water inside and outside the home.
- Guidelines for water efficient urban gardens and landscapes (PDF, 1.4MB): provides tips to have a water efficient garden and how to use water efficiently.
- Active playing surfaces (PDF, 687KB): provides tips on planning, installation and maintenance of active playing surfaces.
- Being waterwise with your swimming pool and spa (PDF, 162KB): provides information about pool covers, maintaining water levels, backwashing, leaks and pool design.
- Detecting leaks and reading your water meter (PDF, 418KB): explains to residents how to check for leaks and read their water meter to reduce water consumption and save money.
- Home water audit (PDF, 116KB): provides a simple audit checklist and water usage calculator.
- Home waterwise quiz (PDF, 1003KB): includes a quick and simple quiz enabling residents to easily analyse how they use water around the home.
- How to be waterwise (PDF, 835KB): a brochure depicting quick tips to save water.
- Rainwater tanks (PDF, 156KB): tips and advice on getting the best from the tank.
- Residential evaporative air conditioners (PDF, 299KB): explains how to minimise the amount of water used.
- Water saving tips for your garden (PDF, 259KB).
For more information about water education in the community, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.