Town praised for wa­ter ini­tia­tives

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - Near You -

THE Town of Vic­to­ria Park has achieved mile­stone four in the Lo­cal Gov­ern­ments for Sus­tain­abil­ity’s Wa­ter Cam­paign.

The in­ter­na­tional cam­paign aims to help coun­cils to re­duce wa­ter con­sump­tion and im­prove wa­ter qual­ity.

Since 2007, the Town has re­duced its wa­ter use by 31.5 per cent, the equiv­a­lent of seven Olympic-size swimming pools.

Mayor Trevor Vaughan said that up­grad­ing retic­u­la­tion in parks and clus­ter­ing plants with sim­i­lar wa­ter needs to­gether had sig­nif­i­cantly re­duced the coun­cil’s wa­ter use.

Up­grades have been made at Fletcher Park, Carlisle Re­serve, Fraser Park, Shep­per­ton Road, Asquith Re­serve, Devenish Re­serve, State St Re­serve and Harold Ros­siter Park.

The Town has also im­proved wa­ter qual­ity en­ter­ing wa­ter­ways through its Stormwa­ter Man­age­ment Plan.

Re­claimed stormwa­ter is used to ir­ri­gate Charles Pat­ter­son Park, Tay­lor Re­serve and McCal­lum Park.

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