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Smart Water

The Smart Water Programme Coordinators look after the following smart water projects across the sub-region:

  • Development and Implementation of a sub-regional Water Conservation and Demand Management Plan;
  • Management of the sub-regional Summer Water Campaign; and
  • Education programmes.


The Smart Water Starts with You! Summer Water Campaign aims to make long-term change to how we use water and reduce the amount of water each resident uses across the sub-region.

A large focus is the Summer Water Alert Level system which is a way of working with the community to use water in a sustainable manner and ensure consistent supply throughout summer. The water alert level system consists of four alert levels and matching requirements. Water Alert Levels are communicated to the public through public notices, radio, Councils’ websites, social media, road and pedestrian signage, newspaper advertising and on

To ensure a consistent message across the sub-region, a website has been created to provide a centralised location for all water use information and water saving tips. The website address is It profiles each district’s current alert level, weekly consumption and a ‘water concern form’ for members of the community to be able to report water wastage.