Water saving practices bring flow-on kudos to facility

Staff ReporterGeraldton Guardian
Water Corporation general manager Steve Greeve and Mayor Shane Van Styn with Aquarena lifeguards Jasper O’Byrne and Coby Brown.
Camera IconWater Corporation general manager Steve Greeve and Mayor Shane Van Styn with Aquarena lifeguards Jasper O’Byrne and Coby Brown.

Water efficiency practices at the Geraldton Aquarena have seen the facility named a Waterwise Aquatic Centre as part of a Water Corporation program.

The City of Greater Geraldton’s Aquarena were among four regional centres endorsed for showing waterwise leadership and contributing to water efficiency.

CGG Mayor Shane Van Styn said the endorsement was a welcome recognition of the City’s commitment to being waterwise.

“The Aquarena has put in place a number of water saving practices in order to be named a Waterwise Aquatic Centre,” he said.

“This is a real testament to the City’s ongoing commitment to innovation and sustainability.

“I’d also like to commend the work of the Aquarena staff for implementing these practices and being leaders in this space.”

Each newly endorsed centre has committed to being waterwise through actions such as installing automated taps and toilets, introducing water efficient appliances, daily water use monitoring, leak detection programs and waterwise gardens.

The City implemented a number of initiatives in a water saving action plan at the Aquarena in order to meet the criteria.

These included meters being read on a daily basis, leak testing, a water efficient purchasing policy in place, educational materials displayed, flow rates in showers and basins reduced, waterwise plants and mulch used in landscaping, water efficient cleaning methods and a range of other initiatives.

The Waterwise Aquatic Centre Program is a partnership between the Water Corporation and the Leisure Institute of WA Aquatics and has helped save about 918 million litres of water since 2008.

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