Council remain Waterwise in 2020

Published: Monday, 10 February 2020 at 2:36:52 PM

City of Albany has again been endorsed as a water wise council by the state-wide Waterwise program
for its commitment to ongoing water saving initiatives.

The Waterwise program is a partnership between the Water Corporation and Department of Water
and Environmental Regulation with over 59 councils taking part and reaching more than 1.6 million
residents across Western Australia.

In order to retain Waterwise council status, the City was required to complete a comprehensive
Waterwise Council Annual Report and have zero breaches with the Department of Water and
Environmental Regulation and Water Corporation.

City of Albany Chief Executive Officer Andrew Sharpe said being re-endorsed as a Waterwise council
recognised the City’s efforts in being a leader in sustainable water practices.

“The Albany community saved an incredible 130,810 kLa of water with the assistance of initiatives like
the Shower Head Swap Program that was run in conjunction with Water Corporation,” he said.

“Council also reaped the benefit of firming up their irrigation practices and being smarter about
continued water use by saving a total of 15,227 kLs of water, the equivalent to filling the ALAC lap
pool 19 times over.”

Remaining a Waterwise council ensures that the City of Albany will continue to add to their already
valuable contributions to creating a water sensitive community as well as important exposure to new
trends in water management.

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