Free Water Trail Tour to mark World Water Day on March 22, 2018

Water infrastructure: Cowarra Dam will feature as part of the Water Trail Tour.
Water infrastructure: Cowarra Dam will feature as part of the Water Trail Tour.

A behind the scenes tour will give people insights into how their water gets from catchment to tap.

The free Water Trail Tour will take place on World Water Day on March 22.

The bus departs from the Players Theatre at 33 Lord Street, Port Macquarie, at 9am and returns at 1.15pm.

The tour from catchment to tap is aimed at raising community awareness on the importance of protecting our local water sources and provides an opportunity for residents to learn about how our local water infrastructure works.

Making its first stop at the Hastings River, Koree Island Pumping Station, tour participants will discover how their drinking water is collected.

The tour will also guide participants through the Wauchope Water Treatment Plant, Cowarra Dam and culminate in a visit to the Reclaimed Water Treatment Facility in Port Macquarie.

Council staff will be on hand throughout the day to inform tour-goers about how ultrafiltration and microfiltration technology works, where our water is stored and how reclaimed water is helping to conserve our precious local water sources.

Council director Alex Fisher said it was really important that we all understood how our water supply worked, so we could appreciate and conserve the very precious resource.

“The Water Trail Tour offers the chance to learn all about how our local water is collected, treated and how it eventually makes its way into our homes,” she said.

The Water Tour will mark World Water Day, which helps advocate for the sustainable management of freshwater resources and highlights the importance of universal access to clean water, sanitation and hygiene facilities in developing countries.

“Council encourages anyone interested in learning about the ins and outs of our region’s water network to book in for the tour and join us as we celebrate World Water Day,” Ms Fisher said.

For more information or to book your seat on the Water Trail Tour, call the council’s water and sewer project officer on 6581 8111 or book online at

To learn more about World Water Day visit