South East Water lends a 'blue' thumb to Nepean School


Nepean School’s water sensory garden is one step closer to being restored back to its former glory, thanks to some support from South East Water earlier this month.

After seeing an article in the local newspaper about school’s efforts to revive its rundown garden, South East Water engaged the school to lend a helping hand.

The government specialist school, based in Seaford, installed a water sensory garden for students in the 1970s. The garden is now unusable and in desperate need of a big makeover.

“We are incredibly grateful for the generous support of South East Water, who’ve donated towards Nepean School’s ‘Breathe Life Back into our Sensory Water Courtyard’ project,” said Nepean School Principal, Carolyn Gurrier-Jones.

South East Water’s General Manager Customer and Community Engagement Mikala Hehir said the organisation was proud to pledge its support to help kick-start Nepean School’s journey to give the garden a new lease on life.

“We understand the role water plays in the health and liveability of our community and the environment. Our support for a project like this is one of the many ways through our Five-year Customer Commitment we’re helping to give back to the local community.

“We hope other organisations and community members will see the importance of this cause and offer their support as well. We know it will bring a lot of happiness to the students and bring them closer to nature.” Ms Hehir said.