Education

Mackay Regional Council offers a FREE, fun and interactive Water Education Program that teaches students all about the importance of water and our local water supply.

Classroom Visits

A H2O Specialist is available to visit local primary and high schools and present the program directly to students in the classroom – it's the perfect way to start, extend or culminate a classroom unit.  

There are two topics to choose from:

Watch the Flow
The Watch the Flow program provides students with all they need to know about our H2O including our local water story, the water cycle and the journey water takes to reach our taps.  It provides students with valuable information on water conservation practices around the home and at school.

Choose Tap
The Choose Tap program promotes the benefits of drinking tap water as part of a healthy lifestyle and as a positive alternative to bottled water.  Our local tap water is of the highest quality, meeting state and national guidelines and it's up to 1500 times cheaper than bottled water.

Facility Tours

Nebo Road Water Treatment Plant
If you want to learn more about our tap water and how it's treated, book a tour at the Nebo Road Water Treatment Plant.  At the plant students will be able to view the treatment process first-hand and will learn how water is cleaned and treated to a high quality for human consumption.

Note: Maximum booking number is 15 students per tour group and students must be in Year 10 or above.

Bookings

To book a classroom visit or treatment plant tour, send an email to one of our H2O Specialists.  For more information on contact council on 1300 MACKAY (622 529).

Resources

Visit the H2O Resources library for Fact Sheets and colouring and activity sheets that can be downloaded and used in the classroom!