Our programmes and resources are freely available for education providers and community groups and focus on the three waters – stormwater, wastewater and water supply.
Three waters presentations
The three waters presentations can be adapted for all ages. From corporates to community groups like retirement villages, Girl Guides and Rotary to secondary and tertiary students.
The presentations are fun, interesting and dynamic and can be adapted to suit specific water related interests. They also cover some eye-opening facts, like how many million litres of water are used in Tauranga every day and how little of that is actually used for drinking and include practical tips like how to check for leaks and where the best place is to wash your car.
Waterline efficiency checks
We provide water efficiency checks for people who have queries about their water bill or want to reduce the amount of water they use. We’ll show you how to read the meter, check for leaks, give you suggestions on how to conserve water and check your gully traps.
Waterline DIY service
Tap and toilet leaks are one of the biggest reasons for water loss and cost. We offer a free ‘how to’ service on tap and toilet washer changes which don’t require a plumber. Some modern fixtures do need a plumber and our team will be able to provide advice on this.
Stormwater signs in reserves
We’ve created a series of signs showing what stormwater ponds are for, how they work and ways to prevent stormwater pollution. These are currently at Gordon Carmichael Reserve, Bethlehem Wetlands, Carlton Street Reserve and Matua Salt marsh as well as at three other locations in Papamoa. We also have posters available with the same information.
The giant cigarette, waste tubes and bottles
The cigarette is filled with the number of cigarette butts washed into the stormwater system and harbour every day and the tubes show the kind of things that cause wastewater overflows. The pollution bottles show the type of things that get spilled or washed into the stormwater system, from car wash water and sediment to food waste and waste oil.
Contact: Clare Dowthwaite, Water Education Programme Specialist
Last Reviewed: 21/12/2018