Waterwise Council Program

The Town, like most Local Governments, manage and lease a wide range of buildings and facilities. Building functions range from administrative facilities to community halls, childcare centres, aquatic parks and open spaces. The top three water consuming functional categories within the Town are Swimming Pools (47%), Public Open Space (19%) and Recreation Centres (10%).

Sustainable water management is crucial for local government to operate effectively.  The Town has been participating in the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation (DWER)/Water Corporation Waterwise Council Program since 2015. Under this program the Town has been awarded Gold Waterwise Council status since 2017.

Waterwise Council Action Plan

The Waterwise Council Action Plan guides water management to 2025 and has the following water efficiency goals:

Corporate Water Management Goals

  • Maintain corporate potable water use within 5% of 2020 levels for the next 5 years.
  • Increase integration of Water Sensitive Urban Design (WSUD) in infrastructure projects.
  • Prepare and implement plans to reduce groundwater abstraction under every licence by 10% by 2030
  • Increase the use of alternative water sources used in Council facilities.

Community Water Management Goals

    • Continue to reduce community per capita water consumption to below 110kL per annum by 2025.
    • Increase community education about groundwater and responsible groundwater use.
    • Assist the community to reduce garden bore use.
    • Assist the community to increase use of alternative water sources (rainwater, grey water).

    To learn more, click on the link below.

    Waterwise Council Action Plan

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