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Educational resources

Educational programmes and resources for kids, education providers and community groups, focusing on the three waters – stormwater, wastewater and water supply.

Free 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.

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 school programme

This programme is available to all Tauranga primary and intermediate schools. Our educator spends an hour a day, for a week, providing an interactive learning experience where students develop an understanding of why we need to conserve water and how our wastewater and stormwater systems work. A tour of the wastewater treatment plant can also be arranged.

Pumps, pipes and wipes

This interactive learning tool educates 5 to 12 year-olds on conservation and sustainability of drinking water, pollution of stormwater, and treatment of wastewater in a fun and interactive way. The resource is used in schools and at community events.

Pumps, pipes and wipes

Early childhood water awareness

This programme shows 3 and 4 year olds how to make good choices around the use of water. It also encourages early childhood centres to adopt sustainable policies for water usage.

The programme includes:

  • a presentation to staff about our drinking water, stormwater and wastewater
  • a visit from the Waterline team with the interactive water model to teach the children in a playful, fun manner about the Water Cycle and the story of the ‘three waters’
  • a resource book with suggested water related activities
  • an audit of the centre’s water consumption
  • information for parents.

Great waste race 

This shows how different waste products should be disposed of. The interactive game sees two teams compete to dispose of items in the correct place the fastest. It’s used at Council events, sustainability expos and kindergartens. For more information or to book contact Mikayla Jones.

Last Reviewed: 30/03/2020

Need more information?

Hannah Sherratt
Water Education Programme Specialist
Email: hannah.sherratt@tauranga.govt.nz

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