The City of Kwinana has had the honour of being named a Gold Waterwise Council for the fourth year in a row and gifted with a sustainable bench from the Water Corporation to celebrate ten years as a Waterwise Council.
The Waterwise Council Program is a collaboration between the Water Corporation and the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation WA to support local governments in improving water efficiency. Recognition is awarded to councils demonstrating significant progress towards sustainable water management and education. To achieve this level of recognition councils must provide evidence of significant progress towards, or achievement of, a further five actions per annum, above and beyond what is required for endorsement.
City of Kwinana Mayor Carol Adams said it was an outstanding achievement for the City and she was proud that the City continues to be recognised for implementing a range of sustainable water initiatives.
“The commemorative bench has been installed at Rhodes Park. This park was chosen as the location because of its recent irrigation efficiency upgrades, which has seen the replacement of the old and inefficient irrigation system with a modern system that applies water across the sportsground and surrounds far more efficiently.”
“The City has worked diligently over the past decade to implement a number of waterwise initiatives such as, adopting a Green Building Policy for new and renovated Council buildings, sustainable living education programs, implementing a sophisticated water monitoring and leak detection system and upgrades to the toilets within the Council’s facilities, which has saved the City approximately 900,000L of water each year.” Mayor Adams said.