Waterwise Aquatic Centre Program

Find out how you can join this free program and save water.

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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. 

New Waterwise Aquatic Centres recognised

Image - endorsed Waterwise Aquatic Centres at the 5oth LIWA Annual State Conference in August 2019

Some of our endorsed Waterwise Aquatic Centres at LIWA’s 50th Annual State Conference in August. From left to right, David Juers Water Corporation, Tamara Sellick (Broome Recreation & Aquatic Centre), Sarahjayne Whiteley (Cockburn ARC), Josh Koontz (Paltridge Memorial Swimming Pool), Graeme Rulyancich (Kwinana Recquatic) and Chris Tallentire MLA, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Water. Missing from photo, Albany Leisure Centre, Bayswater Waves, Boddington Swimming Pool and Scarborough Beach Pool.

LIWA recently held its 50th Annual State Conference and 8 new Waterwise aquatic centres were recognised, congratulations to the following centres;

  • Albany Leisure Centre
  • Bayswater Waves
  • Boddington Swimming Pool
  • Broome Recreation & Aquatic Centre
  • Cockburn Aquatic and Recreation Centre
  • Kwinana Recquatic
  • Paltridge Memorial Swimming Pool
  • Scarborough Beach Pool

Congratulations to these aquatic centres who're actively showing their commmittment to save water. Over the past decade, the WA aquatics industry has saved around 858 million litres of water.

City of Albany

City of Cockburn

City of Bayswater

City of Canning

City of Fremantle

City of Gosnells

City of Joondalup

City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder

City of Karratha

City of Kwinana

City of Mandurah

City of Melville

City of Stirling

City of Swan

City of Vincent

Shire of Ashburton   

Shire of Augusta-Margaret River

Shire of Boddington

Shire of Broome

Shire of Bridgetown-Greenbushes

Shire of East Pilbara  

Shire of Exmouth

Shire of Gingin

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

Shire of Waroona

Shire of Williams:

Town of Cambridge

Town of Claremont

Town of Victoria Park

Shire of Quairading

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.

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