Covid-19 (Coronavirus) update
Please note, the 'Smarter with our Water' Cairns Water Education Program is currently unavailable due to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) restrictions.
FREE education program
Council offers a free-of-charge, engaging and interactive water education program to all schools (Prep to Year 12) throughout the Cairns region.
The 'Smarter with our Water' education program is designed and delivered by qualified educators to encourage a greater appreciation for Cairns water plus a deeper understanding as to why our water is too precious to waste.
Download and complete a WET Van Booking Application form to request a visit to your school and for all full terms and conditions.
For all inquiries please contact Polly or Danora by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Water education and resources
Information on where our water comes from and how it is treated can be found on our Water Sources and Supply page.
Discover more information on WASTEWATER treatment by checking out our Wastewater Management page.
Cairns Regional Council is committed to ensuring that water run-off from river catchments in the region does not negatively impact the Great Barrier Reef lagoon.
With funding support from the Australian Government’s Smart Cities and Suburbs program we are leading the Smart Catchments: Saltwater Creek pilot study in partnership with James Cook University, the Wet Tropics Healthy Waterways Partnership and Itron Australasia.
Please view the Cairns Regional Council YouTube education resources:
- Our water story. Providing detailed information on our water and wastewater supplies and treatment.
- Water infrastructure. A technical account of water/wastewater infrastructure for professionals and specialist authorities (with subtitles).
- Why Cairns residents need to save water. Watch this video to learn why it is important for people living in Cairns to save water
The Queensland Government's water wise program has a number of resources to assist schools and community groups in saving water.