The challenge is on for school students to come up with innovative ideas on how to reduce water use at school in a regional water saving competition called the 160 Litre Challenge.

Water saving students can win a rainwater tank for the school garden or school grounds (up to 5000 litre capacity, maximum value of $1500 towards tank and installation costs).

One photo or video of the school’s water saving efforts is all that is needed to enter.

There are separate competition categories and prizes for schools, community groups, adults and kids, with prizes exceeding $5000. Double season passes to Wet’n’Wild are up for grabs to kids who save water at home. The competition deadline is 31 July, 2019.

In a region with a rapidly growing population and increasing extreme weather conditions, being water wise is more important than ever.

Are you up for the 160 Litre Challenge? Prove you’re a water saver and win!
The 160 Litre Challenge is an initiative by Rous County Council in conjunction with Ballina Shire, Byron Shire, Lismore City and Richmond Valley councils.

Entering is easy. Simply email your photo to

More information on how to enter: or follow the 160 Litre Challenge on Instagram @160LitreChallenge.