All cisterns go at waterwise centre
MIRRABOOKA SQUARE AMONG BUSINESSES AWARDED
THREE businesses – two from Morley and one from Mirrabooka – have been commended by Water Corporation for their water saving efforts.
Mirrabooka Square Shopping Centre was honoured with a Waterwise Business Award for its improved water efficiency from between 10 per cent and 25 per cent in the 2013-14 financial year, putting it in the bronze category.
The Galleria Shopping Centre in Morley was recognised for its efforts in the gold category and Mrs Mac’s was recognised in the bronze category.
Mirrabooka centre manager Leanne Chaproniere said the complex had participated in the Water Efficiency management plan for five years.
“As one of the 106 top water
Picture: Marcus Whisson saving businesses in WA, we are thrilled to be recognised for our achievement and for the measures we have taken to improve our management of water,” she said.
She said the centre took measures to ensure it saved the precious resource.
“(We) remodelled the two main public toilet blocks, utilising water-efficient cisterns and infrastructure and installed water meters in tenancies to encourage retailers to adopt water-saving measures, giving more accurate readings on overall water usage,” she said.
“Cooling tower run times were adjusted to achieve optimum cooling capacity while regulating water usage, and cleaning contractors were migrated to microfibre technology where possible to reduce water wastage.”
Water Minister Mia Davies said 338 businesses saved a collective 14 billion litres of water in 2013-14.
“(That) is the equivalent of 6222 Olympic swimming pools,” she said.
Champion Awards were presented (receiving Platinum or Gold awards for two consecutive years) to 14 businesses, Platinum Awards (more than 50 per cent improvement in water efficiency) to 12 businesses and Gold Awards (35-50 per cent improvement) to 27 businesses.
A total of 24 businesses will receive Silver Awards (25-35 per cent improvement) and 43 will receive Bronze Awards (10-25 per cent improvement).
A full list of award recipients can be found at http:// www.watercorporation.com. au