The Schools Water Efficiency Program is celebrating a major milestone having just signed up the 1000th school!
Congratulations to City West Water for sponsoring Victoria University Secondary College in signing up to SWEP and becoming the 1000th school.
The Schools Water Efficiency Program (SWEP) is available to schools throughout the state. The program provides data loggers to continuously monitor schools water use and an interactive website to enable students to learn about and witness water efficiency in practice.
As of 1 January 2018, Victorian schools have saved more than 4.7 billion litres of water which equates to $13.7 million in water related charges.
To learn more about SWEP, or to get your local school involved, visit the SWEP website.
Students using the SWEP app for iPad, courtesy Western Water.
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