Living Water Workbees connects people, waterways and biodiversity. Join community workbees to care for Elster Creek, Werribee River and Port Phillip Bay. Earn rebates for a rainwater tank or raingarden to reduce runoff impact and improve the quality of our local waterways.

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EARN A RAIN TANK

Register for Living Water Rebate

Homes, businesses and community groups can earn up to $5,000 rebate credits.
Schools and Early Learning Centres can earn up to $20,000 rebate credits.

Schools, homeowners and businesses in the Elster Creek and Werribee River catchment can earn rebate credits for an approved installation of a multi-use water tank, raingarden or activate existing tanks to flush toilet and irrigation. We can help organise a workbee to help achieve your rebate goal or you can join a local community workbee. Every volunteer hours is converted to a $25/hour Living Water Rebate credit. 

For schools and ELCs, the EcoCentre can run a free curriculum related incursion or excursion program on catchment care (e.g. biodiversity audits, whole school clean-ups, waterwatch activities, planting, etc.). For example, a one hour neighbourhood litter audit with 100 students can generate $2,500 worth of credits in one activity. We can also link you school with local community groups who care for waterways.

Prior registration of your installation site is required to redeem the credits as reimbursement for your water tank or raingarden. Once you are registered, any volunteer at Living Water Workbees can earn and donate rebate credits to you!

Read about St Joseph's Primary School Elsternwick's efforts to create a fun interactive raingarden.

Last chance to register for rebates! Register your site now to start earning rebates. Volunteering and plumbing works must be completed before 31 March 2020.
Complete this form to express interest 

To be eligible, you will need to:

  1. be within the catchment area (see maps of Elster Creek and Werribee River Catchment)

  2. submit an expression of interest form and quotes of works from plumber

  3. install a water tank or rain garden and actively volunteer to earn rebate credits

  4. provide a proof of payment for the installation

  5. have a plumber complete and sign Living Water Rebate Application Form that verifies the size, location and uses of your rainwater tank or volume of your rain garden

AN INSTALLATION IS APPROVED ONLY ONCE YOU HAVE SUBMITTED A PLUMBER-ENDORSED APPLICATION FORM TO US, AND RECEIVED WRITTEN CONFIRMATION OF APPROVAL FROM PORT PHILLIP ECOCENTRE.

The project runs till March 2020 or until the rebate allocation is exhausted. For more information, please contact Reiko on (03) 9525 3102 or reiko@ecocentre.com

 

To get a quote, contact our preferred green plumbing partner:

PJT Green Plumbing

T: 0414 817 404 (Paul)

E: paul@pjtgreenplumbing.com.au