06 March 2006 Free Waterwise tour for World Day for Water
Maroochy Water Services are offering residents the opportunity to follow the Shire's water cycle with a free bus tour to the treatment facilities on World Day for Water, Wednesday 22 March.
Maroochy Mayor Joe Natoli said the tour gives residents an insight into the various steps involved in the supply of drinking water and the treatment of wastewater.
"A lot of people wonder where their drinking water comes from, how it gets to their homes, and what happens to wastewater once it leaves their homes," Cr Natoli said.
"We are giving residents and ratepayers the chance to find answers to all these questions and more on the free bus tour to celebrate World Day for Water."
World Day for Water commenced in 1993 after the United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution stating 22 March of each year was to be declared World Day for Water.
Division Nine Councillor Ted Hungerford said the day is devoted to activities such as promoting and raising public awareness of issues related to the conservation and development of water resources.
"Tours like the one we're offering do exactly that," Cr Hungerford said.
The tour departs from the Maroochy Tourist Information Centre on Sixth Avenue, Maroochydore at 8.30am with a further pick up point at the Council Chambers in Nambour at 9am.
The itinerary includes a stop at Wappa Dam to discuss the South Maroochy System, a guided tour of the Image Flat Water Treatment Plant followed by a complimentary morning tea before progressing to the Nambour Sewage Treatment Plant.
Participants will be returned to Nambour at 1.30pm and Maroochydore by 2pm. Seating is limited and bookings are essential so if members of the public are interested in the tour please contact Maroochy Shire Council on 5475 8705 to reserve a place.
Maroochy Shire Council
Eddie De Vere Building
Cnr Currie and Bury Streets
Sunshine Coast only 1300 366 695
Outside Sunshine Coast and mobile phones 5475 8501
fax: 07 5441 8338
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