Mt Barker Memorial Swimming Pool was one of eleven centres recognised as waterwise by Water Corporation and the Leisure Institute of WA Aquatics (LIWA) at the LIWA State conference on Monday night.
Local Member Terry Waldron MLA congratulated the Shire of Plantagenet, which manages the centre, for its water saving efforts.
“The management at Mt Barker Memorial Swimming Pool has made an outstanding commitment to water efficiency by carrying out an extensive review of how they use water and developed an ongoing plan to achieve ongoing water savings,” Mr Waldron said.
To be endorsed as Waterwise an aquatic centre must demonstrate a number of water saving measures including reading water meters daily, reporting and repairing any leaks detected, displaying water saving information for patrons, installing minimum rated water efficient fixtures and fittings, as well as minimising water use for operations such as backwashing and irrigation.
In addition to the minimum water saving measures, the Mt Barker Memorial Swimming Pool has also made changes to the way they operate their facility by physically turning off their mains water every day to ensure no overnight wastage.
Member for Warren-Blackwood Terry Redman MLA, whose electorate will soon include Mt Barker, congratulated the Shire of Plantagenet and encouraged other WA aquatic centres to consider getting involved.
“Well done to the Shire of Plantagenet on their dedication to consistently monitoring and reducing their water use at their local swimming pool,” Mr Redman said.
“I encourage aquatic centres right across Western Australia to get involved in the free Waterwise Aquatic Centre Program to demonstrate their commitment to being waterwise.”
The State Government, through Water Corporation, has worked with LIWA to promote water efficiency in aquatic centres, which has helped the industry save more than 700 million litres since 2008 – which, in aquatic centre terms, is about 280 Olympic sized pools.
Non-residential water use accounts for about 24 per cent of total water use across the State.
To view the full list of endorsed centres or for more information about the program, visit the Water Corporation’s website http://www.watercorporation.com.au
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