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Western Australia Minister for Water Bill Marmion

Water Tank Rebates On Offer As Restrictions Lifted

Victor P Taffa

  • Manjimup’s Stage 6 water restrictions end December 1, 2012
  • Towns supplied by Bridgetown Regional Water Supply Scheme offered rebates
  • Rebates are for rainwater tank users as part of continuing water efficiency efforts

Water Minister Bill Marmion today announced the lifting of Stage 6 water restrictions in Manjimup as of Saturday, December 1, 2012.

Mr. Marmion said residents would revert to the two day per week sprinkler roster which was introduced by the State Government in October 2007 as part of the State-wide permanent water efficiency measures.

“Restrictions were introduced in September 2012 following a persistently drying climate, which left local dam levels as low as 25 %.” Mr. Marmion said.

“The restrictions in conjunction with a major effort by local residents to save water, input from two supplementary water sources and reasonable recent rain have boosted dam levels and, as a result, the Government has decided not to extend restrictions into summer.”

The Minister said residents were urged to continue to save water while a number of other initiatives would also help sustain long-term water supplies in Manjimup, such as a new rainwater tank rebate.

“I am pleased to announce a rebate of up to $1,000 for plumbed in rainwater tanks will be available to local customers from December 1, with applications being accepted until May 31, 2013.” Mr. Marmion said.

“A limited number of rainwater rebates will be available to Water Corporation customers in Bridgetown Regional Water Supply Scheme towns of Manjimup, Bridgetown, Nannup, Balingup, Boyup Brook, Greenbushes, Hester, Kirup and Mullalyup and nearby towns, Northcliffe and Quinninup.”

“Work also recently began on a pipeline to link Manjimup to the Bridgetown Regional Water Supply Scheme to ensure long-term security of the town’s water supply in dry years.”

Fact File

  • Rainwater tank rebates of up to $1,000 available December 1, 2012-May 31, 2013
  • H2ome Smart is free water efficiency program available to Manjimup/Bridgetown residents
  • So far, more than 1,400 households have signed up

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