Shower scheme ‘huge success’

By Michael Roberts | posted on October 15, 2020

THE City of Albany Library has once again teamed up with the Water Corporation to offer residents a chance to swap out their old shower heads for a more water-wise replacement free of charge.

According to Water Corporation, showers make up 22 per cent of total household water use.

By simply switching to water efficient shower-heads, Water Corp says households can save up to 20,000 litres of water each year.

Last time the City signed up to the Shower Head Swap program in 2018, more than 400 shower heads were exchanged for new ones.

Albany Librarian Kate Houderrani said the scheme was proving a huge success again two years on.

“There are still lots of people out there looking to save water,” she said.

“It’s a great partnership for us. We are always looking at ways to work with the community.

“People just need to come in during our opening hours and fill out a form. Any of the old metal ones can be completely recycled.”

The Shower Head Swap program is available now until May.

Water Corp recommends bringing a copy of your recent water bill along to the swap location.

If you rent your property, the owner or landlord must agree to the replacement.