City of Mandurah honoured for water conservation efforts

Deputy Mayor Caroline Knight, Natalie Lees and Water Minister Dave Kelly celebrate recognition of the City's Gold Waterwise Council status.
Deputy Mayor Caroline Knight, Natalie Lees and Water Minister Dave Kelly celebrate recognition of the City's Gold Waterwise Council status.

THE City of Mandurah’s approach to water conservation and efficiency has once again seen it re-endorsed as a Gold level Waterwise Council.’

The Waterwise Council Program is a joint partnership between the Water Corporation and the Department of Water.

Chief executive Mark Newman said reducing water consumption in City facilities and recreational spaces was important for future sustainability and the City was proud to be recognised for its commitment.

The City has been recognised as a Waterwise Council since 2009 and last year received the inaugural Platinum Waterwise Council of the Year, the highest recognition in the program.

The City has committed to a Corporate and Community target of reducing water use by seven per cent by 2020-21.

The City’s Waterwise approach is evident in projects such as its move towards water reuse to irrigate public open space, the expansion of Managed Aquifer Recharge Scheme, geothermal pool heating works at Mandurah Aquatic and Recreation Centre, the Foreshore Revegetation Project and ongoing water audits.

The Waterwise Verge Makeover program for residents will see more than 50 verges converted into low water-using native gardens.

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