Saving water at Merriwa Estate
Congratulations to RAAFA Estate Merriwa for their Bronze Waterwise Business achievement as part of the Water Corporation's non-residential water saving program.
There are 316 participants in the non-residential water saving program and together, they helped save 11 billion litres of water in 2016-17.
The Waterwise Business Program assists non-residential customers, using more than 20 million litres of scheme water each year, to save water. The Carnamah Recreation Centre received top honours, with a Platinum recognition for reducing its water use by more than 50 per cent since it joined the program a decade ago.
Over the past year Estate Manager, Karen Huyton along with the residents have been looking at ways to minimise their water usage. They started with the implementation of a major leak detection program, which included night testing of the plumbing systems to all units to identify significant water breakages, timely reporting of any leaks and more mindful usage of this precious resource.
Let’s see how much water we can save with our continued program of preventative works scheduled for next year.