Ma­jor liq­uid as­set sav­ings

Hills Gazette (Kalamunda) - - RESIDENTIAL -

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.

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