• Koorda Swimming Pool and Mukinbudin Pioneer Memorial Aquatic Centre among four metropolitan and five regional aquatic centres named Waterwise by Water Corporation and Leisure Institute of WA Aquatics
  • All centres ensure every drop of water is used wisely

Koorda Swimming Pool and Mukinbudin Pioneer Memorial Aquatic Centre have been recognised as Waterwise Aquatic Centres by the Water Corporation and the Leisure Institute of WA Aquatics (LIWA).

Water Minister Mia Davies congratulated the centres and the shires of Koorda and Mukinbudin for their water saving efforts at a LIWA conference yesterday (August 10), where she presented nine aquatic centres with certificates recognising their new Waterwise status.

"These centres all carried out extensive reviews of how they use water and developed management plans to achieve ongoing water savings," Ms Davies said.

"They identified many ways to save water, from retrofitting their internal plumbing with waterwise showerheads and taps, to carrying out daily water use monitoring, to changing the way they maintain and operate their facilities.

"Koorda Swimming Pool installed a specialised chlorination system that reduces the need for flushing, and upgraded the pool lining to minimise water loss from leaks, while Mukinbudin Pioneer Memorial Aquatic Centre arranged water efficiency training for its staff.

"I encourage aquatic centres across Western Australia to get involved in the free Waterwise Aquatic Centre Program to demonstrate to patrons their commitment to saving water."

The Water Corporation has worked with LIWA to promote water efficiency in aquatic centres, which has helped the industry save 489 million litres since 2008 - which, in aquatic centre terms, is more than 195 Olympic-sized pools.   

Fact File

  • The Waterwise Aquatic Centre Program is open to all aquatic and leisure centres in WA
  • Non-residential water use accounts for about 24% of total water use across the State
  • 17 centres have been recognised since the program was launched in August 2013
  • For more information, visit http://www.watercorporation.com.au  

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