Lower Gold­fields wa­ter use helps ease State wa­ter cri­sis

Kalgoorlie Miner - - NEWS -

Man­durah were fac­ing re­duced pres­sure on wa­ter re­sources af­ter a trial of the pro­gram, the Wa­ter Corp said the move was not be­ing con­sid­ered as an op­tion for the Gold­fields.

Gold­fields and Agri­cul­tural re­gion man­ager Sharon Broad im­plored lo­cals to con­tinue their ef­forts to help the State bring down con­sump­tion lev­els.

“We’re ask­ing and busi­nesses to house­holds help save wa­ter by re­duc­ing their sprin­kler run times by two min­utes per sta­tion … a house­hold can save around 480 litres of pre­cious wa­ter each week,” she said.

“Our cus­tomers in Kal­go­or­lieBoul­der have smart wa­ter me­ters in­stalled at their homes and by sign­ing up to My Wa­ter, they can track their wa­ter use daily, if they wish.”

In 2014-15, res­i­dents con­nected to the Gold­fields and Agri­cul­tural Wa­ter Sup­ply Scheme used nearly 25 bil­lion litres of wa­ter.

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