CITY of Joondalup has been recognised for its water-saving measures.
The Waterwise Council program has re-endorsed the City as a gold waterwise council for its progress towards best practice water efficiency within City operations and the local community.
A joint initiative of the Water Department and Water Corporation, the Waterwise Council program aims to work with local governments to promote sustainable water management and encourage improved water resource management at a corporate and community level.
The City first obtained Waterwise Council accreditation in 2010 and has implemented many projects to retain endorsement and receive the gold status for the second consecutive year.
These include implementing its water plan, use of soil moisture sensors to manage irrigation schedules in public open spaces, installation of three weather stations to inform irrigation schedules, park upgrades, environmental building audits and ongoing education initiatives.
Joondalup Mayor Albert Jacob said sustainable water management was an important issue for the City and all local governments across Perth.
“The need to balance provision of water services for the community with the protection of water resources is becoming even more vital in a drying climate,” he said.
City representatives will attend a Waterwise business recognition event later this year.