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Lightning encourages community to be Local Water Legends

Unitywater and Sunshine Coast Lightning are ‘teaming up’ to encourage locals and visitors to Moreton Bay, Noosa and the Sunshine Coast to be water wise. 

The utility launched a community education campaign, ‘Local Water Legends’, after combined South East Queensland dam levels dropped below 60% in September. The two-time Suncorp Super Netball Champions are backing the campaign and will help spread the water wise message to their fans and the local community.

Unitywater Executive Manager Customer and Community Katherine Gee said the campaign would be rolled out across a number of channels, and aimed to celebrate those in the community who made positive changes to their water use.

“Local Water Legends is a really empowering campaign that encourages everyone to take small steps to make a big, collective difference to our water use in our region,” she said.

“It’s been a dry year and with dam levels dropping, we can all work together to save water.”

Sunshine Coast Lightning player Steph Wood said the team was keen to build community support for the Local Water Legends campaign.

“In netball, it’s not just about the effort and performance of one person out on court,” shooter Wood said.

“We all have to play our part in creating a winning result, and it’s the same for saving water. At Lightning, we’re encouraging the community to join us in shooting for shorter shower times and defending the region’s dam levels, using all the tips and tricks from Unitywater.”

Ms Gee said Unitywater was thrilled to partner with the Lightning and see residents making positive changes to their water use habits.

“Sunshine Coast Lightning is a beloved team in our region and very much a part of the social fabric of our community,” Ms Gee said.

“Having the team and their highly regarded players on board to advocate and help educate their fans on how to save water, will help us spread that important message across the region.

“We’re asking the community to think about how they use water inside and outdoors, particularly as we approach the warmer months.”

Ms Gee said residents could save water by:

  • checking for hidden leaks
  • keeping showers to four minutes
  • turning the tap off when brushing teeth
  • only using dishwashers and washing machines when they’re full
  • using a pool cover to reduce evaporation
  • watering gardens at cooler times of the day
  • fixing leaking taps and toilets.

For water-saving resources, tips and how to check for leaks, visit www.unitywater.com/legends