Stop the leaks

November 30, 2017

Since 2012, nearly 250 schools throughout the South East Water region are estimated to have saved 690 million litres of water by participating in the Schools Water Efficiency Program (SWEP). 

Across Victoria, 975 schools have been able to identify leaks and faulty appliances, prompting repairs that are estimated to have delivered nearly $12.5 million in water bill savings.

SWEP encourages students to continuously monitor water use by installing data loggers on water meters and rainwater tanks. Water consumption data is uploaded to the SWEP website daily, allowing staff and students to track usage on a real-time basis, enabling them to better understand usage patterns and detect leaks.  

The photo shows an excited Tyabb Primary School receiving their three year SWEP registration. The school's Business Manager, Cathie Fulton said, "We’re very grateful to South East Water for this sponsorship, from my experience at other schools SWEP has been really successful in finding leaks and savings money".

 All Victorian primary and secondary schools are eligible to participate in SWEP.

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