Community partnership news

Working with NT Thunder to conserve water

NT Thunder players have partnered with us to promote water conservation in remote communities as part of a sponsorship arrangement.

Power and Water Remote Operations staff and NT Thunder players visited the Ali Curung school recently to talk with the children about the importance of water, a big issue in a desert community.

Kids of all ages learned where water comes from, how it is tested, and how it gets from under the ground to the taps in a house.

Water conservation awareness and messages such as ‘our country gives us water, don’t waste it’ and ‘turn off the taps after you finish using the water’ were discussed.

After the lesson, kids spilled out onto the footy field where they joined the Thunder players in a footy skills clinic. After the clinic, the kids were able to answer questions about the water story and how to save water.

Autographs from the NT Thunder players topped off a great day for all involved. 

Power and Water expects great things from this new partnership, with the players’ profiles contributing to awareness of the importance of taking simple measures to reduce water use.

Expanding populations and economic growth in remote communities has seen demand for water and electricity grow considerably. We provide services to over 30,000 people in 72 Growth Towns and communities and outstations. It is important to continue to work in water and energy conservation and we plan to visit more remote communities with players from the NT Thunder team in the near future.

Have you got a great idea for a community partnership with Power and Water? Contact our Corporate and Government Affairs team on 8985 4488.