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Helping Auckland school kids to learn more about the environmental consequences of our everyday lives is a cause Citycare Water is proud to support.
In 2021 Citycare Water will be a sponsor of The Tread Lightly Drain Game, an initiative from the Tread Lightly Charitable Trust.
It’s a mobile environmental classroom which visits primary and intermediate schools in the Auckland region.
The game explores the difference between the stormwater and wastewater systems, where the different drains lead to, and the effects that pollutants, contaminants and rubbish entering the different systems has on freshwater and marine environments.
“This sponsorship is about supporting local initiatives that benefit our communities and the environment we work and live in,” Citycare Water Chief Executive Tim Gibson says.
“Through the Drain Game we can engage with and educate our youngest people on urban water networks and how everyone has an impact on water quality down the line,” Tim says.
“It’s a fantastic hands-on initiative and we are proud to be supporting it,” he says.
In South Auckland, Citycare Water manages three waters services – drinking water, stormwater and wastewater – for Auckland Council Healthy Waters and Watercare.
Citycare Water’s commitment to work with its clients to deliver safe water for life encompasses protecting waterways through effective management of wastewater and stormwater networks, Auckland Divisional Manager Sophie Guest says.
Recently she joined a Citycare Water team to visit Howick Primary School and take part in The Tread Lightly Drain Game with the pupils in small groups.
“Sharing our expertise and knowledge about water issues with the community is one way we bring our values to life,” Sophie says.
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