Waterwise Aquatic Centre Program

Find out how you can join this free program and expand your fresh water thinking.

Together with the Leisure Institute of WA Aquatics (LIWA), we’ve developed this program specific to aquatic centres, to recognise their commitment to saving water.

Congratulations to Ballajura Aquatic Centre, Swan Park Leisure Centre and the Karratha Leisureplex who are the most recent Waterwise Aquatic Centres to be endorsed. These centres were recognised for their water saving efforts at the 2017 LIWA State Conference.

From left to right below: Jeff Fondacaro - President LIWA Aquatics, Tracey Nelson - City of Swan and Chris Tallentire - Minister’s Parliamentary Secretary


From left to right below: Geoff Heaton - City of Karratha and Chris Tallentire - Minister’s Parliamentary Secretary


We'd also like to welcome the Shire of Ashburton with Onslow Aquatic Centre - Congratulations to Andrew and the team who have successfully become a Waterwise Aquatic Centre during their first year of operating! This centre will be formally recognised at the 2018 Leisure Institute of WA - Aquatic Conference.

City of Canning:

City of Fremantle:

City of Gosnells:  

City of Joondalup:

City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder:   

City of Karratha:  

City of Mandurah:

City of Melville:

City of Stirling:  

City of Swan:

City of Vincent:

Shire of Ashburton:   

Shire of East Pilbara:   

Shire of Gingin:

Shire of Kalamunda:

Shire of Kojonup:  

Shire of Koorda:

Shire  of Manjimup:

Shire of Merredin:    

Shire of Mukinbudin:

Shire of Mundaring:  

Shire of Murray

Shire of Northam:

Shire of Plantagenet:

Town of Cambridge:

Town of Claremont:

Town of Victoria Park:

To become a Waterwise Aquatic Centre, all you need to get started is a Water Corporation account number (found on your bills), to be a current LIWA member and meet the following criteria:

  1. Sign a commitment letter to participate in our program
  2. Review the water use history at your centre and complete a water management plan
  3. Complete an annual report to provide feedback on your centres' progress

The key factors of a water management plan that need to be demonstrated to achieve waterwise endorsement are:

  • Read meters (and any sub-meters) on a daily basis and record water use to identify anomalies
  • Include leak detection as part of the daily meter reading inspections and report and repair these issues when observed
  • Display water saving materials such as posters and stickers around your centre to promote waterwise behaviours
  • Reduce showerhead flow rates to a minimum of 9L/minute or less
  • Reduce hand basin tap flow rates to 4.5L/minute or less
  • Ensure cleaners use a broom or a mop to clean floors in change-rooms
  • Complete backwashing based on pressure rather than timed backwashing
  • Ensure irrigation is compliant with watering rosters.

As a program participant, you'll receive the following benefits:

  • Exclusive access to our waterwise logo to promote yourself as a waterwise centre
  • Free online Waterwise training for the team at your centre
  • Access to data logging services on your meter to assist with water management and leak detection
  • Waterwise resources such as signage, stickers, posters to help you promote waterwise behaviours within your centre and community
  • Invitations to workshops, networking and industry events
  • Opportunities to show case your water saving initiatives through case studies on our website.

Shire of Boddington:

Shire of Bridgetown-Greenbushes:   

Shire of Broome:

Shire of Corrigin:  

Shire of Quairading:

Shire of Williams:


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