Bilgoman Aquatic Centre in Mundaring is now Waterwise certified

Water Minister Mia Davies  with  Chris Blankley.
Water Minister Mia Davies with Chris Blankley.

SHIRE of Mundaring’s Bilgoman Aquatic Centre has been certified as a Waterwise Aquatic Centre.

The Waterwise Aquatic Centre program is a joint task between the Water Corporation and the Leisure institute of WA Aquatics (LIWA Aquatics) to acknowledge aquatic and leisure centres’ commitment to saving water in their services.

Bilgoman Aquatic Centre was officially endorsed as waterwise at the LIWA Aquatics State Conference dinner last week, where centre manager Chris Blankley accepted the certificate.

Shire chief executive Jonathan Throssell said the endorsement was a great achievement.

“Major works undertaken in 2014 have significantly reduced water consumption, while smaller works to reduce shower flow rates and irrigation have also had a positive impact on water use,” he said.

To become an endorsed waterwise centre, an audit of water use was conducted, highlighting many other areas of water saving, such as installation of dual-flush toilets.

The audit also identified potential for 1.84 million litres a year of water efficiency savings.

Mr Throssell paid tribute to dedicated staff.

“It is fantastic to see employees at Bilgoman so dedicated to providing solutions and working towards reduced water usage,” he said.