Raymond Terrace and Medowie schools share in Hunter Water's $120,000 Love Water Grants program

LOVE WATER: The one-off grants help fund water conservation and efficiency projects, education, environmental and sustainability initiatives.
LOVE WATER: The one-off grants help fund water conservation and efficiency projects, education, environmental and sustainability initiatives.

Two Port schools are among the 20 recipients of Hunter Water's $120,000 Love Water Grants program.

St Brigid's Primary School in Raymond Terrace was granted $5310 and Medowie Christian School $9722.

St Brigid's will use the funds for the installation of water tanks to use for school gardens and to connect to filtered water stations for students. Furthermore, the grant will be used to install a metered sprinkler system to reduce the use of less effective watering techniques.

Medowie Christian School will use its grant to install water tanks to capture rainwater for use in agriculture areas.

The recipients - community groups, businesses and organisations - were announced in the largest ever Love Water Grants round at the end of December.

"We received a record number of quality applications this year. While we unfortunately haven't been able to fund all of the projects in round one of the program, we're exploring what other opportunities Hunter Water may have to assist," Hunter Water managing director Darren Cleary said.

The one-off grants are valued up to $10,000 and help fund a range of water conservation and efficiency projects, as well as education, environmental and sustainability initiatives.

Round two of the Love Water Grants program opens in February 2021.

For more information visit hunterwater.com.au/grants.