Showerhead Swap Program Will Save You

Showerhead Swap Program Will Save You

Western Australia Minister for Water Bill Marmion

Water Minister Launches Free Showerhead Swap Program

Victor P Taffa

Old Showerheads can be swapped free of charge for more water efficient ones as part of a new Program launched today by Water Minister Bill Marmion.

Mr. Marmion said the Water Corporation’s Showerhead Swap Program would be open to all households in the Metropolitan Area and up to two old, inefficient Showerheads could be replaced for free.

“Installing a Water Efficient Showerhead is the best way to save water inside your home. On average, 22 % of all household water use is in the shower.” Mr. Marmion said.

“By switching to a highly efficient showerhead you can still enjoy a good pressure shower and save between 20 and 30 litres of water per person, per day.”

The Minister launched the Program at the Cockburn Bunnings Store where he swapped his own showerheads and was shown how to install the replacements.

“Showerheads can be swapped at any Bunnings store in the Perth Metropolitan Area and all you need to do is take your next water use account with you.” Mr. Marmion said.

Mr. Marmion said the program was one of several under way aimed at driving down individual water use to 125 kilolitres a year (equivalent to about three backyard pools).

“We must continue to ‘bank’ water now for next summer, and while you might not think swapping a showerhead will make a difference, if we all do it, then overall we can achieve a big saving.” Mr. Marmion said.

The Minister said the Water Corporation’s ‘Target 60’ water saving campaign, specifically for this summer/autumn, had started well with an average daily saving of 91 Litres Per Person, Per Day since it went live on December 1.

“By 31 March, through this initiative, we need to save 13 Billion Litres of water and with two months left to go we are well on track to reach this target.” Mr. Marmion said.

The $4.8 Million Showerhead Swap Program is jointly funded by the Water Corporation and the Federal Government’s Water for the Future initiative.