MANDURAH Aquatic and Recreation Centre is one of five aquatic centres recognised by the Water Corporation and the Leisure Institute of WA for the steps taken to save water.
Water Minister Mia Davies congratulated the centres for their water saving efforts following a certificate presentation at the LIWA State Conference last night.
Ms Davies said the Waterwise Aquatic Centre Program had helped the industry save more than 700 million litres of water since 2008 – about the size of 280 Olympic-sized pools.
She said the five centres carried out extensive reviews of how they used water and developed management plans to achieve lasting water savings.
“They identified many ways to save water, from retrofitting their internal plumbing with waterwise showerheads and taps, to carrying out daily water use monitoring and changing the way they maintain and operate their facilities,’’ she said.
“This program is an opportunity for centres to demonstrate their role in conserving water and I encourage all aquatic centres across WA to become involved in this innovative program.’’
Non-residential water use accounts for about 24 per cent of total water use across WA.
The Waterwise Aquatic Centre Program is open to all aquatic and leisure centres in WA.
Thirty one centres have been recognised since the program was launched in August 2013.