• Bunbury Grammar School to reduce annual water use by 30 per cent
  • 52 Waterwise Schools across the South West region working to save water

Water Minister Dave Kelly has congratulated Bunbury Cathedral Grammar School for making significant water efficiency changes that will result in a huge reduction in its water use.

During a visit to the school today to meet Bunbury Cathedral Grammar School staff, Minister Kelly was advised the school had estimated they would save around a third of its annual scheme water use through the changes.

Along with using more bore water to water ovals and gardens instead of scheme water, the school undertook a major leak detection program to locate where leaks were occurring so they could be repaired.

Bunbury Cathedral Grammar School grounds staff also received training to find new ways of being water efficient and the school identified some grassed areas that could be paved, reducing the areas that needed watering.

The school expects to save around 30 million litres of water each year, which is the equivalent of 13 Olympic sized swimming pools.

Water Corporation has helped 52 schools across the South West region become water efficient through the Waterwise Schools Program, more at www.watercorporation.com.au/home/education/waterwise-schools-program

Comments attributed to Water Minister Dave Kelly:


“Bunbury Cathedral Grammar School has been able to achieve a remarkable improvement in its water efficiency in recent months.


“These changes will deliver long term benefits to the school and is a demonstration that everyone in the community has a role to play to save precious water in our drying climate.


“Detecting and repairing leaks can be a very efficient way of saving water and repairing just one leaking tap can save up to 10,000 litres of water a year.


“It was great to see firsthand some of the water efficiency measures they have undertaken, and I congratulate the school on its huge efforts to reduce the amount of water they use.”


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