Town’s water study
THE Town of Claremont will help fund a study into the quality of its groundwater.
At last month’s meeting, councillors agreed to spend $10,000 on the study in conjunction with Edith Cowan and Murdoch universities
The study will investigate the quality of the Town’s irrigation water and its impact on vegetation.
Deputy Mayor Bruce Haynes said there was no doubt the levels of salt in some bores in the Town were killing trees.
“We need to find out how to improve our groundwater aquifers,” Cr Haynes said.
“This needs to be dealt with soon; this is money well spent.” Cr Jill Goetze agreed. “Claremont prides itself on being a leafy green suburb; we need to take action now before it is too late,” Cr Goetze said.
However, Cr Paul Kelly said the State Government should also be held accountable as the issue was not separate to the western suburbs.
The study will also review current practices of managing tree stocks and provide a landscaping action plan for streetscape and parks.