Hey MidCoast – thanks for taking our community water survey!

Close to 500 people completed the survey, providing a great insight into how our community uses and values water.

There were a bunch of interesting findings, including:

  • More than 60% of respondents told us they always pay attention to the amount of water they use at home
  • The average amount of time respondents spent in the shower was six minutes
  • 55% of respondents told us they value water more than other essential services like electricity
  • 70% of respondents told us they would like to learn more about water

The findings from the survey will help inform strategies to build resilience against future drought and flood events in the region.

Five lucky people also won a $100 ShopMidCoast gift card for taking part in the survey – congratulations!

MidCoast Community Water Survey

Thank you to everyone who completed the survey!

What is National Water Week?

Held in the third week of October, National Water Week is an annual initiative that aims to build awareness around the value of water.

This year’s theme is Caring for Water and Country, which seeks to deepen our understanding of Australian First Nations people’s knowledge of protecting and sustaining our water and lands for over 65,000 years.

While our traditional Whizzy school and library visits have had to be cancelled because of the COVID situation, we’ve still got a number of important initiatives planned – including activity packs for schools and promoting the significance of our own natural water resources on the MidCoast.