National Water Week

2022 National Water Week

It's National Water Week!  Each year in October the Australian Water Association hosts National Water Week to raise awareness about the value of water.  This year's theme is "Our Water Stories". Read more about this year's theme here.

Water Week Activities

As part of National Water Week, Council organises a range of local activities for the community to get involved.   

Water Supply Tours

Water Supply Tours

Council runs periodic tours of our local water supply and treatment plants, to give the community an insight into how it all works.   

Register your interest here

Bellingen STP

  • Dorrigo Water Supply and Sewage Treatment Plant
  • Bellingen Water Supply and Sewage Treatment Plant
  • Urunga Sewage Treatment Plant


Splash Fiction Competition

Splash Fiction!

Each year Council organises a community competition to encourage residents to get involved and win some great prizes.   Please note the 2022 competition is now closed.  

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In 2022 we launched Splash Fiction – our take on flash fiction where your goal was to write a story in under 300 words that explored the theme "where water goes".  All eligible stories were judged by the Bellingen Readers and Writers Festival, with the winner receiving a $100 Shop Local Card.

School Resources

School Resources

Childs drawing of fish

Colouring-In Sheets

Download the National Water Week colouring-in sheet here

Water Trivia

Download the water trivia quiz here.

Connect with a National Water Week Ambassador

You can also register your school and connect with a National Water Week Ambassador.  Ambassadors help to promote a wide range of career opportunities to work with water and share their expertise.  Check out this link to the National Water Week webpage for more details: How to Register Your School