Dog shows off leak skills at Landsdale school

Leak detection dog Kep. Pictures: Water Corporation
Leak detection dog Kep. Pictures: Water Corporation

A DOG trained to detect water leaks visited Landsdale Primary School after the school won a Water Corporation competition.

Leak detection dog Kep visited the school in mid-September as a reward for the ‘Seek a leak’ competition winners.

Teacher Louise Seeley said the Year 2 class set out working in teams to investigate the school’s water sources and record and report back any leaks using a leak-finding colouring game worksheet.

“The Seek a leak activity was a great way to engage the students on where to look for leaks around their own house,” Ms Seeley said.

“After receiving a visit from Water Corporation, we heard about the great opportunity to get the kids involved in leak detection and win a visit from Kep. It was all too good to pass up.”

Teacher Louise Seeley and students Nicholas, Preston, Kayla and Ellianna with Andrew Blair and Kep.

As part of Kep’s visit, the springer spaniel and handler Andrew Blair demonstrated to students how she kept her leak detection skills sharp when she was not working.

Over the past eight months, she has covered around 190km across the Wheatbelt and found 25 water leaks, helping to save precious drinking water.

The visit was also used to promote the Waterwise Schools Program.

Teacher Louise Seeley, Girrawheen MLA Margaret Quirk with students Vansh, Freya, Raven and Preston.