Eco win for caravan park
An Onslow caravan park has been named waterwise caravan park of the year for its water conservation efforts after fixing a major leak.
Discovery Parks Onslow was named the winner after its management’s detection of a leak and the leak’s repair led to a saving of 120,000 litres of scheme water per day, as well as using recycled water for watering gardens and better water use monitoring.
Discovery Parks Onslow manager Tim Dodds said staff were “delighted” with the win, which came after four years of developing the property with a range of water efficiency measures and rectifying a mysterious large-scale leak.
“It is a great accolade and reflects the substantial efforts made over the years to improve our water efficiency, and also the cost of rectifying a sizeable undetected and undetectable leak on our property this year,” he said.
“This leak could have gone undetected for years and potentially amounted to the loss of two large swimming pools of water every day. “We were able to stop that over a few months.” Minister for Water Mia Davies said the award was a credit to the park’s innovation and hard work in repairing the leak.
“Replacing the old pipework has reduced the amount of precious water used by the park by about 120,000 litres per day, which is a great outcome,” she said. “The park now uses smart metering technology to allow them to track water use on a daily basis, making it easier to identify any unusual jumps in water use.”
The waterwise award announcements came last week as part of National Water Week, which is held in October each year.