6 May 2018
The City of Kwinana is proud to be recognised as a Gold Waterwise Council for the second consecutive year, after receiving the recognition from the Water Corporation and the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation on Tuesday, 1 May 2018.
As one of 13 metropolitan Councils to achieve the title, it recognises the City’s ongoing innovation and leadership in incorporating waterwise principles into its operations, as well as a whole of water cycle approach to sustainable water management.
City of Kwinana Mayor Carol Adams said it was an outstanding achievement for the City and we were proud to continue to be recognized for implementing a range of sustainable water initiatives in the Kwinana community.
“The City has worked diligently towards the gold waterwise status, implementing a number of initiatives such as the popular adopt-a-verge program which encourages residents to plant local native waterwise gardens on their verge and involves a subsidized local native seedling sale, free mulch and verge gardening tips and workshops,” she said.
“Additionally, the Council adopted a Green Building Policy for new and renovated Council Buildings; and runs an annual Living Smart Sustainable Living Course.
The City also improved its water use efficiencies through water monitoring and leak detection, which lead to:
• 10 buildings being fitted with water data loggers and a real time monitoring system;
• improvements in how the City waters its parks and gardens using centralised irrigation technology, allowing irrigation operation and run times to be easily changed based on weather conditions; and
• replacing 15 inefficient toilets and urinals throughout the City, which doubled the number of water efficient systems within Council facilities from the previous year.
“Through the early detection of leaks we estimate that the City has saved approximately 9,000,000L of water and the upgrade of the toilets within the Council’s facilities is estimated to save us approximately 900,000L of water each year,” Mayor Adams said.