Water Corporation Saves 83 Billion Litres Of Water Since 2007

Water Corporation Saves 83 Billion Litres Of Water Since 2007

Western Australia Minister for Water Dave Kelly

Industry Recognised In Water Saving Program

Victor P Taffa

  • Water Corporation’s non-residential water saving programs have helped save 83 Billion litres of water since 2007
  • There are 316 participants in non-residential water saving programs
  • Water supplies in Western Australia continue to be impacted by climate change 

Water Minister Dave Kelly today recognised the top savers in the Water Corporation’s non-residential water saving programs.

“Through these programs more than 83 billion litres of water, about 36,889 Olympic swimming pools has been saved since 2007, when the first program began.” Minister for Water Dave Kelly said.

 

 

“It is great to see such a wide variety of industries participate in these programs and their commitment to saving water. Some have been part of a water saving program for almost a decade, and it is encouraging to see them continue to explore new and innovative ways to save water.”

Together, the 316 participants in the Waterwise Business, Waterwise Office and Waterwise Development programs helped save 11 billion litres of water in 2016-17. 

Waterwise Business Program assists non-residential customers, using more than 20 Million litres of scheme water each year, to save water. The Carnamah Recreation Centre received top honours in the Waterwise Business Program, with a Platinum recognition for reducing its water use by more than 50 % since it joined the program a decade ago.

Waterwise Office Program is a partnership between the Water Corporation, Property Council of Australia and City of Perth, and helps office building owners and managers to save water. GDI Property Group, which operates 197 St. Georges Terrace, achieved a Platinum recognition in the Waterwise Office Program.

Waterwise Development Program is a partnership between the Water Corporation and the Urban Development Institute of Australia (WA Division) EnviroDevelopment Program. This program recognises the importance of designing water sensitive and liveable homes and communities.

Two newly endorsed LandCorp projects were recognised, Shoreline in North Coogee and the Rockingham Industrial Zone, which is the first non-residential development to join the program.

Initiatives implemented at Shoreline at North Coogee include establishing native plants and hydrozoning gardens, and installing waterwise fixtures and sub-meters at apartments to help residents track and save water.

It is estimated tenants at the Rockingham Industry Zone will use 80 % less scheme water compared to standard industrial developments by using stormwater and rainwater tanks as a source of supply.

 

Complete list of participants newly endorsed or receiving Gold or higher recognition:

Waterwise Business Program

Platinum Waterwise Business

Achieved over 50 % improvement in water efficiency in 2016-17.

  • Carnamah Recreation Centre

Gold Waterwise Business

Achieved a water efficiency improvement of between 35-50 % in 2016-17.

  • BHPB Nickel West, Boulder
  • Bunbury Cathedral Grammar School
  • Galleria Shopping Centre, Morley
  • Goldfields Oasis Recreation Centre (City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder)
  • Kambalda Community Recreation Facility (Shire of Coolgardie)
  • Pilbara Holiday Park (Karratha)
  • Shenton College
  • Tip Top Bakeries, Canning Vale

Waterwise Office Program

Platinum Waterwise Office

Awarded to the business who demonstrated best practice water use for a commercial office building.

  • GDI Property Group, 197 St. Georges Terrace, Perth

Gold Waterwise Office

Awarded to the business who demonstrated significantly above average water efficiency for a commercial office building.

  • Albert Facey House, 469 Wellington Street, Perth
  • Dumas House, 2 Havelock Street, West Perth
  • Water Corporation, John Tonkin Water Centre, 629 Newcastle Street, Leederville

 Newly endorsed Waterwise Office

 Achieving industry standard in water efficiency.

  • CBUS Property 140 William, 140 William Street, Perth
  • St. Martins Tower, 40-44 St. Georges Terrace, Perth

Newly endorsed Waterwise Development

Achieved EnviroDevelopment certification for water element.

  • Rockingham Industry Zone (RIZ) – LandCorp
  • Shoreline – North Coogee – LandCorp