Major liquid asset savings
MANY small innovative ideas from staff at Bilgoman Aquatic Centre in Darlington have saved more than 3,508,000 litres of water in 12 months.
Staff at the Mundaring Shire-managed centre began participating in the Waterwise aquatic centre program about two years ago in collaboration with the Water Corporation.
Centre manager Chris Blankley said the team introduced initiatives such as reducing flow rates in ablutions, single-flush toilets and using brooms and blow vacuums for cleaning rather than hoses.
“We also used water-wise plants and mulch in the gardens, in addition to regularly monitoring general usage and evaporation,” he said.
Sections of lawn were replaced with synthetic turf to minimise the need for water.
Mr Blankley said the many small changes adopted by the team had made a big impact on saving water at the outdoor pool centre.
He said more than 4 million litres of water was saved since joining the Waterwise program after renovation work was complete.