Hon Mia Davies MLA

Hon Mia Davies MLA

Former Minister for Water; Sport and Recreation; Forestry

    Aquatic centres recognised for saving water

    16/08/2016 6:00 AM
    • Five metropolitan aquatic centres named Waterwise 

    Five aquatic centres across the metropolitan area have been recognised by the Water Corporation and the Leisure Institute of Western Australia (Aquatics) (LIWA) for the steps they have taken to save water.


    Water Minister Mia Davies congratulated the centres for their water saving efforts following a certificate presentation at the LIWA State Conference last night.


    "The Liberal National Government, through the Water Corporation, is pleased to support the Waterwise Aquatic Centre Program, which has helped the industry save more than 700 million litres of water since 2008 - which, in aquatic centre terms, is about 280 Olympic-sized pools," Ms Davies said. 


    "All five of the metropolitan centres carried out extensive reviews of how they use water and developed management plans to achieve lasting water savings.


    "They identified many ways to save water, from retrofitting their internal plumbing with waterwise showerheads and taps, to carrying out daily water use monitoring and changing the way they maintain and operate their facilities."


    The Minister said the Fremantle Leisure Centre installed an online monitoring system that provided real-time information on its daily water use, while the Town of Victoria Park's Aqualife Centre installed water-efficient showerheads with automatic timers to reduce use. 


    Other centres endorsed last night as Waterwise include Leisure World in Gosnells, the Mandurah Aquatic and Recreation Centre, and the Sea Turtle Swim School in Gooseberry Hill.


    "This program is an opportunity for centres to demonstrate their role in conserving water and I encourage all aquatic centres across Western Australia to become involved in this innovative program," Ms Davies said.


    Fact File

    • Non-residential water use accounts for about 24% of total water use across the State
    • The Waterwise Aquatic Centre Program is open to all aquatic and leisure centres in WA
    • 31 centres have been recognised since the program was launched in August 2013
    • For more information, visit http://www.watercorporation.com.au  

    Minister's office - 6552 5500


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