Au­dit a suc­cess

Ellenbrook Advocate - - OPINION -

HOUSE­HOLDS across the City of Swan have sig­nif­i­cantly re­duced the amount of wa­ter, elec­tric­ity and gas they use by tak­ing part in a free eco home au­dit pro­gram.

Eighty-one house­holds took part in the City’s Eco Au­dit pro­gram, of­fered to res­i­dents as part of its Think­ing Green Pro­gram.

An ex­pe­ri­enced au­di­tor worked with par­tic­i­pants to iden­tify ways they could use wa­ter and en­ergy more ef­fi­ciently and re­duce house­hold waste, and gave them ad­vice on how to im­ple­ment those changes.

Swan Mayor Mick Wain­wright said the pro­gram had pro­duced im­pres­sive re­sults.

“On av­er­age, the house­holds that took part re­duced their wa­ter con­sump­tion by up to 20 per cent, elec­tric­ity by 13 per cent and gas by 3 per cent, which is a fan­tas­tic ef­fort,” he said.

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