The Love Water message rang true with water conservation and education the winner after nine recipients were awarded a Hunter Water Love Water Grant for 2018.
The grants will support a range of water related initiatives that will directly benefit the entire Hunter community, including school children in Islington, Macquarie Hills and Merewether Heights, Little Athletics in Medowie, to birdlife and ecosystems in the inner City of Newcastle.
These one-off grants aim to promote water conservation through education, efficiency improvements and awareness and range from $1800 to $10,000 in support funding.
"We were thrilled with the quality of applications. This is a direct reflection of the value the community places on water conservation and recognising that water is a precious resource," said Hunter Water Managing Director, Mr Jim Bentley.
The 2018 Hunter Water Love Water Grant recipients are:
Community Helping Community - The Good Seed Community Garden Project
Maitland City Council - Efficient V Inefficient, Fittings to Reduce Your Water Usage Program
Islington Public School - Climate Change Gardens Project
Macquarie Hills Community Preschool - Bathroom Sustainability Renovation Project
Medowie Little Athletics - Water Saving Irrigation Project
Merewether Heights Public School - Water Audit and Refill Station Project
Landcare Obelisk Hill - Roof Water Collection for Native Plants & Animals Project
University of Newcastle - Wandiyali Community Garden Project
Hunter Multicultural Communities - Community Garden Upgrade and Education Program