With National Water Week fast approaching, MidCoast Council has issued a challenge.
Council is is urging residents to rethink their personal water use as restrictions continue through one of the driest years on record along the East Coast.
The challenge is to find a way to reduce household or personal water use every day during Water Week, from October 21-27, to "find seven ways for seven days."
It won't be all work and no play - there are events to celebrate Water Week across the Mid Coast.
For those who wondered just how water supply is managed and how water is treated, there is a free tour of Bootawa Water Treatment Plant on Wednesday, October 30.
On the tour, you'll follow the path water takes as it passes through the treatment system and is sent via mains to reach your taps.
On the Mid Coast we are very fortunate to have a clean and overall reliable source of water that supplies our communities, and we will be celebrating that with some free community events during Water Week once again this year.Rob Scott
Younger residents will be getting the water-wise message too, as Whizzy the Waterdrop begins a tour of MidCoast Council Libraries, starting with Wingham on Monday, October 14, and concluding at Hallidays Point on November 15.
Whizzy brings stories, songs and lots of fun along with some water saving messages for preschoolers.
"On the Mid Coast we are very fortunate to have a clean and overall reliable source of water that supplies our communities, and we will be celebrating that with some free community events during Water Week once again this year," MidCoast Council infrastructure and engineering director, Rob Scott said.
"However, there's no escaping that we are in the midst of a prolonged drought in NSW, and water restrictions are in force here on the Mid Coast, so our focus this year is very firmly on reducing our water use and conserving this precious resource."
In relation to the Water Week challenge, there are practical tips online on the MidCoast Council water week page to help everyone save water.
The Bootawa tour and to see Whizzy's tour dates also are on that page.