Waterwise in classroom
About 130 of Margaret River Senior High School’s Year 7 students joined the Water Corporation in taking a close look at local water supplies during last term’s science studies.
The experiments measured how much water was held in underground aquifers and oversaw the construction of schematic diagrams of the town’s water supply scheme.
Water Corporation South West regional manager John Janssen said the activities linked to the Waterwise Schools Program and highlighted its importance.
“In our drying climate, it is vital the next generation are waterwise and understand why a sustainable water supply benefits our cities and towns,” he said.
“Most of the students were surprised to learn that Margaret River has two water sources — groundwater and surface water — and that we are already planning 50 years ahead to ensure the town has a secure water supply in our drying climate.”
Tony Snelling, centre, demonstrates water displacement with Year 7 students Amelia Glass and Jonah Brooks.