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How you can manage water at home

Installing a rainwater tank helps to protect local waterways – such as the Cooks River – and manage precious water resources.

How you can manage stormwater and save water at home

We can do many things every day to manage stormwater and save water in the home and our workplaces:

Find out more with Council's free workshops and tours

Rainwater harvesting workshop

Rainwater harvesting workshopCouncil holds free rainwater harvesting workshops which are compulsory for anyone applying for the Rainwater Tank Rebate.

The workshop provides detailed information on choosing, installing and maintaining the most suitable rainwater tank system for your home, plus everything you need to know about claiming rebates.

Bookings are essential.

Sustainable House Day

Sustainable Homes tourCouncil holds regular tours of sustainable homes. The dates for 2017 are yet to be fixed. To register your interest, call 9335 2104 or email water@innerwest.nsw.gov.au

Visit the Sustainable Homes Tours page for more information.

Water Sensitive Urban Design (WSUD) workshop series

Water Sensitive Urban Design (WSUD) workshop seriesCouncil runs the Water Sensitive Urban Design workshop series twice a year. This 3-part workshop series introduces you to the principles of Water Sensitive Urban Design (WSUD) with a practical hands-on workshop that designs and builds a water sensitive feature on a participant's property.

Part 1: Introduction – Saturday 9 September 2017, 9.30am – 1.00pm
How to manage stormwater on your property using green roofs, green walls, rain gardens, wetlands, porous paving, swales and rainwater tanks.

Part 2: Design – Saturday 14 October 2017, 9.30pm – 1.00pm
During this workshop you will learn how to create a detailed water sensitive urban design incorporating lessons learned in part 1.

Part 3: Build – Saturday 11 November 2017, 9.30pm – 1.00pm
In the third workshop, get your hands dirty and build a water sensitive feature on the property of a participant.

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