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Water Saving Projects Get Handout From Wessex Water

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12:03am 12th May 2013

Wessex Water is handing out money to water saving projects across Dorset and the South West.

The new award scheme will provide up to £1,500 of grant money for environmental projects in schools, parish councils and community organisations.

The money will be available until March 2014.

Marilyn Smith, head of public relations at Wessex Water, said: "We are pleased to be celebrating the 20th anniversary of our Watermark award scheme.

"Hundreds of projects across our region have benefited from the grants and it is great to see so many people so enthusiastic about looking after the environment.

"We hope the celebratory Sustainable Watermarks will attract applications from across our region and encourage people to think more carefully about the water they are using and how they could be saving more."

The grants, which will be up to £2,000, could go towards projects to install water saving devices for kitchens and toilets in schools, churches or other community buildings or rain water harvesting at community buildings, allotments or other centres.

Recycling grey water for gardens and allotments, promoting water saving behaviour through drama or art, creating a dry garden, or using any other technical innovation to save water will also be considered for the scheme.  

Libby Symon, of the Conservation Foundation, said: "It is great that Wessex Water want to make a really big splash by promoting sustainable water use.

"Sustainable Watermarks will award and promote projects that save water use and reduce water waste and we will be looking at projects both large and small.

The Conservation Foundation is delighted that Wessex Water have chosen to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the Wessex Watermarks by building on their success with the launch of Wessex Water's Sustainable Watermarks."

To apply for the award visit www.wessexwater.co.uk/watermark to download an application form.

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