Town’s wa­ter study

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Business -

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.

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