Risdon Brook Dam

Education & Tours

Customer education

Water is a valuable resource; it is essential for life and is recyced continually.  Humans directly impact the quality and quantity of water available every single day.

Have you ever wondered why water is treated?  Do you know where your local drinking water catchment is?  How is wastewater treated?  What has public health got to do with treated water?  How can you make a difference to conserving water and protecting the environment?  What is the urban water cycle?

Answers to those questions and many others can be provided through TasWater's customer education programs.  We make it easy for customers, teachers and students to learn about and understand the connection between our homes and businesses, the water treatment process, public health and the environment through the following ways:

Teacher resources

TasWater has developed a series of lesson plans for teachers and some Activity Sheets for students for Prep through to Year 8.  Each Lesson Plan is aligned with ACARA and the associated activities have been carefully designed to reinforce learning outcomes.

The Australian Water Association also has heaps of resources available to help you in the classroom. Click here for more information.

Classroom visits

Our Education team is happy to visit your classroom and present an engaging activity that involves student participation.  We teach students about the water cycle and the urban water cycle and link those messages to your school or community local water supply and/or treatment plant.  We are happy to take specific requests and tailor our activity to suit.  If you are interested in our education team visiting your school please click here.

Presentations

Our talented TasWater staff are always happy to share their knowledge about our industry with your professional, community or service group meetings.  Presentation content can include updates about your local treatments plants, unpacking water and sewerage charges, discovering what Trade Waste is, understanding our role when developing properties and learning about water quality and our efforts to protect the environment.  If you would like TasWater to present at your meeting or community event, please click here.

Tours of treatment plants

TasWater is keen to share with customers how their water and wastewater is treated.  From Term 2, 2016 our water treatment plants in Hobart and Launceston will be available for tours by school and community groups.  The tours are offered free of charge, however there is an age limit of ten years.   As the treatment plants are fully operational, we require a minimum of three weeks notice. Bookings must be made through the online booking form where you will find our terms and conditions of entry.

Events

The TasWater education team regularly participates in events around the state to share our water education programs.  The events include National Science Week which is held in August each year at Hobart, Launceston and Queenstown, National Water Week in October which is kicked off earlier in the year by our Poster Competition, Kids4Kids Conference during November and other more regionally based events.  If you have an event that you would like TasWater to attend, please email education@taswater.com.au

Meet the Education Team

TasWater's education team are conveniently based in Launceston, Hobart and Devonport and we are happy to travel to rural schools to deliver water activities.  We are passionate about water education and connecting students with their local environment and reinforcing their role as water custodians. Our education team have the necessary Working with Vulnerable People checks and carry the registration at all times.  Registration numbers can be provided upon request.

Gina Harvey - Education Coordinator (State wide); P: 6422 5353 or M: 0400 860 917

Kate Beard - Education Officer (South); P: 6237 8506 or M: 0439 244 691