25 October, 2019 14:33
Michelle Cull, Hilda Road students, Rock the Toilet Block
Urban Utilities has launched its ‘Rock the Toilet Block’ project to help students turn their school toilets from drab to fab.

Two grants for school toilet make-overs are up for grabs with $3,000 for a primary school and $7,000 for a high school.

Urban Utilities spokesperson, Michelle Cull, said applications were open to schools in the Brisbane, Ipswich, Scenic Rim, Lockyer Valley and Somerset regions.

“We’re offering two schools the opportunity to give their loos a colourful make-over and make them more waterwise,” she said.

“There are lots of devices which can be installed in school toilets to save water, such as dual flush toilets, push button taps and tap aerators.”

Urban Utilities is supporting the nation-wide initiative – The School Toilet Project – which aims to help students transform school toilets across Australia.

Founder of the School Toilet Project, Dannielle Miller, said clean, pleasant and safe toilet facilities were linked with children’s short and long-term physical and mental health and learning outcomes.

“I had no idea just how strongly the idea of revamping school loos would connect not only with students, teachers and parents, but with communities,” she said.

“I love too that the focus here will be on encouraging kids to think about water conservation, and on how they can help ensure we have healthy waterways.”

Everyone can play a part in keeping the sewer network healthy by remembering to only flush their number 1s and 2s, everything else is a ‘number 3’ and belongs in the bin.

Applications for Urban Utilities’ ‘Rock the Toilet Block’ project grants close on Friday, November 15, 2019, with the recipients announced on Monday, December 2, 2019.

More information about the project and the application form is available at https://urbanutilities.com.au/schooltoilets

About Queensland Urban Utilities
Established on July 1, 2010, Queensland Urban Utilities is one of the largest water distributor-retailers in Australia, providing water and sewerage services to more than 1.4 million residents across Brisbane, Ipswich, Lockyer Valley, Scenic Rim and Somerset local authority areas. We are upgrading and improving the reliability of our infrastructure by investing $2.76 billion in a 10-year capital works program. Our service territory covers 14,384 square kilometres and we employ around 1,100 people.