House­holds urged to use wa­ter me­ters

Pilbara News - - News - Louise Alling­ham

The Wa­ter Cor­po­ra­tion is urg­ing those with smart me­ters to make good use of them to save wa­ter over the sum­mer.

Res­i­dents with smart me­ters can mon­i­tor their bi-monthly, weekly or daily wa­ter us­age from the Wa­ter Cor­po­ra­tion’s self­ser­vice web­site, My Wa­ter, to as­sess their wa­ter sav­ing ef­forts

Some 8700 smart wa­ter me­ters have been in­stalled in homes around Onslow, Kar­ratha, Roe­bourne, Point Samp­son and Wick­ham.

Roe­bourne res­i­dent Chris­tine Noo­nan-Konig has halved her wa­ter use since sign­ing up to My Wa­ter and mak­ing small changes around the house and gar­den.

Wa­ter Cor­po­ra­tion North West re­gional man­ager Rino Tro­lio en­cour­aged other res­i­dents to fol­low Ms Noo­nan-Konig’s lead by re­duc­ing sprin­kler times, fix­ing drip­ping taps and choos­ing wa­ter-wise plants for the gar­den.

“Many peo­ple don’t re­alise that 40 per cent of house­hold wa­ter use is out­side the home in the gar­den, so small changes can make a big dif­fer­ence,” he said.

Pic­ture: Wa­ter Cor­po­ra­tion

Chris­tine Noo­nan-Konig has been able to save wa­ter and keep her gar­den green.

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