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Tank installed for Senior Cits

A rainwater tank has been installed at Ettalong Senior Citizens Centre as part of the Federal Government's Community Water Grants program.

The centre also received a smart water metre and water-saving urinals as part of the water tank installation.

Rainwater will be harvested from the centre's roof and used for irrigation, toilet flushing and for laundry.

Member for Robertson Ms Belinda Neal said: "The water savings made possible by these three projects are a step towards a more sustainable future for the Central Coast.

"They are examples of what can be achieved for the environment when government and the community work together on practical solutions to the challenges posed by climate change.

"The people of the Central Coast know only too well the value of ensuring the sustainability of the water supplies in this fragile ecological region," Ms Neal said.

"Years of water restrictions have made all of us aware of the need to treasure and preserve our valuable drinking water.

"Global responses to the challenges of climate change are vital but so too is local action. "These projects are an important local response to such challenges."

Gosford mayor Cr Chris Holstein said the water conservation project would provide a permanent long-term water saving solution.

"The installation will greatly reduce the demand on the town water supply helping in securing a sustainable water supply for our region," Cr Holstein said.

"As a council, we can only help fund so many water saving initiatives and actions.

"Funding received through grant programs such as the community water grants really assist council and the community in getting water conservations projects off the ground."

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