2019 Waterwise businesses

Our waterwise business recognition scheme acknowledges outstanding water saving efforts of our large business customers.

Gold and platinum status Waterwise Businesses awarded as part of the recognition scheme were acknowledged at the 2019 Recognition event, co-hosted by Water Corporation and the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation on 1 May 2019.


Public Transport Authority of Western Australia

Public Transport Authority of Western Australia 

Leaders in water efficiency management

 

 

The Public Transport Authority of Western Australia manages many sites throughout the State applying the water efficiency lessons learned from their biggest site in East Perth. Installation of data loggers has led to water and cost savings, as well as protecting critical public transport infrastructure and the services they support.  Establishing attractive waterwise gardens are a key focus with all rail formations designed to create small terraces to collect water, improve plant establishment and minimise erosion. 

 
Goldfields Oasis

Goldfields Oasis 

Keeping water in the pool

 

 

As water is core to their business, using water wisely is a key focus for Goldfields Oasis.  Water use is monitored daily with the installation of sub meters enabling high water using areas to be monitored.  This has led to the discovery of six significant water leaks. Without access to a bore the centre relies on scheme water for irrigation, so a weather based irrigation controller has been installed to ensure water is used only when it is needed. So far they have saved over 48,000kL.

St John of God Midland Public & Private Hospitals - Keeping cool while saving water 

St John of God Midland Public & Private Hospitals

Keeping cool while saving water

 

 

As one of the State’s newest facilities, St John of God Midland Public and Private Hospitals has state of the art water efficiency fixtures throughout and is committed to educating staff and patients to reduce water use. Cooling tower water consumption is a particular focus with the site establishing a management plan with water treatment contractors to minimise water use while also managing health risks. Currently they are saving over 82,000kL per annum.

 
Southern Cross Care Success  - It takes a village to save water 

Southern Cross Care Success

It takes a village to save water

 

 

Southern Cross Care’s Success Village took water efficiency straight to their residents by establishing a behaviour change program to improve irrigation efficiency in the Village’s gardens. Gardens are proactively monitored to identify faulty sprinklers and controllers, and planting has been adapted to suit the seasons with all gardens being transformed to minimise water use. Management also regularly shares water expenditure and usage information with residents to empower them to make waterwise choices.

Novotel Perth langley - Being waterwise whilst on holidays 

Novotel Perth Langley

Being waterwise whilst on holidays

 

 

By retrofitting fixtures and introducing a water efficiency education program, Novotel Perth Langley Hotel has saved 16% of their water use since joining the Waterwise Business Program. By implementing initiatives such as reducing cistern water volume, installing water efficient tapware, flow restrictors and showerheads, and monitoring cooling towers and replacing leaking valves, the hotel has improved their water efficiency without impacting their patron’s level of comfort. Savings so far amount to over 13,000kL.

 
Mrs Mac's Pty Ltd  - How much water does it take to make a pie? 

Mrs Mac's Pty Ltd

How much water does it take to make a pie?

 

 

Mrs Mac’s Pty Ltd values the environment and ensures they investigate all options to reduce the impact of their business on the environment. This has been achieved by monitoring their water use and evaluating where they can modify operations to make them more efficient. This includes modifying their water control meters that feed water into their pastry and fillings and a new steam infusion cooking system which increases the efficiency of the cooking process while using less steam. And if you were wondering, it takes 0.04L to make 1 pie!

Mazenod College  -  A+ in water efficiency 

Mazenod College

A+ in water efficiency

 

 

Mazenod College has proactively managed scheme water use reducing consumption by approximately 25% since joining the Waterwise Business Program. Savings have been achieved by relining the pool and installing a pool cover, installing sub-meters on high water using areas and installing 5 minute shower timers with built-in shut-offs. Due to low bore yield the College relies on scheme water for irrigation. To mitigate this, a smart irrigation control system has been commissioned to significantly reduce water use for irrigation. So far they've calculated they're saving over 8,000kL per annum.

 
Broome International Airport - Audit turns up opportunities 

Broome International Airport

Audit turns up opportunities

 

 

Broome International Airport has installed water efficient fixtures throughout and promotes waterwise messages to staff and patrons. The installation of sub meters has helped to understand how water is used and identify further water savings, including a number of leaks. An audit of their irrigation system also identified a faulty sub-meter which has since been repaired to monitor use. The site is currently looking into options to use recycled water to further reduce scheme water use. So far they've saved over 16,000kL.

Baiada, Osborne Park - Poultry manufacturer makes eggcellent savings 

Baiada, Osborne Park

Poultry manufacturer makes eggcellent savings

 

 

This manufacturing facility has implemented many water efficiency measures across their production of poultry products to reduce water use. Bartter Enterprises is committed to water awareness of staff and conducts regular checks on all equipment to identify leaks and faults. The site maintains a water leak register to ensure any leaks identified are monitored and fixed as soon as possible.

 
Adventure World  - Making a splash in water efficiency 

Adventure World

Making a splash in water efficiency

 

 

Adventure World takes great pride in using water wisely. Major works were completed in 2008 to repair cracks in their main pool basin and reapplying waterproof screening on return gutters.  Remote monitoring has also been installed on all internal water meters to allow for more accurate and timely monitoring of water use. So far, they've saved over 20,000kL.

Recognition Criteria

The Waterwise Business Recognition Scheme acknowledges business customers participating in our Waterwise Business (WEMP) Program for their ongoing commitment to water efficiency and achieving a significant improvement in water use.

There are two levels of recognition:

Platinum Waterwise Business - recognises one business as a leader in water efficiency, demonstrating best practice and innovation in water management for the WEMP reporting year.

Gold Waterwise Business - demonstrated an outstanding commitment to the program by implementing a number of key water management actions in the WEMP and achieving a significant improvement in water use.

Gold Waterwise Business A Gold Waterwise Business has demonstrated an outstanding commitment to the program by implementing a number of key water management actions in the WEMP and achieving a significant improvement in water use.
Waterwise Business of the Year The Waterwise Business of the Year recognises one business as a leader in water efficiency, demonstrating best practice and innovation in water management for the WEMP reporting year.

 

Each year we review Water Efficiency Management Plans (WEMPs) and Annual Report’s and shortlist customers that meet the eligibility criteria. Customers eligible for Gold recognition will be notified in February/March. All Gold Waterwise Business customers are eligible to apply for Platinum Waterwise Business of the Year.  This recipient is announced at the Waterwise Recognition Event in May.

Eligibility

To be recognised as a Gold Waterwise Business the following criteria must be addressed:

  • Your WEMP is submitted by the agreed due date.
  • An appropriate industry water efficiency performance indicator is used to assess performance and set targets.
    • Your WEMP action plan is prioritised based on highest water using areas and includes evidence that the following minimum actions have been implemented (where applicable*)
      • Minimum 3 Star WELS rated water efficient fixtures and fittings have been installed.
      • Relevant education is provided for staff and/or patrons to encourage waterwise behaviour (e.g. training, display of information, posters, stickers etc.)
      • Regular monitoring of water use via manual meter reading, building management systems, sub meters, or use of smart meters (where available)
      • Leak detection and repair is part of business as usual.  
      • Irrigation is compliant with watering rosters.
      • The creation of a water management team with representation from across the business  
  • Demonstrated improvement in water use efficiency compared to your WEMP baseline year. 

*where the action is not applicable to the business type it will not be considered to be a mandatory requirement for recognition.

Platinum Waterwise Business of the Year 

To be recognised as the Platinum Waterwise Business of the Year you must meet the Gold criteria plus outline in 300 words or less how your organisation has demonstrated leadership or innovation in water management.  One winner will be selected from all applications per reporting year. 

Waterwise Office Program exception

Office buildings participating in the Waterwise Business Program will not be eligible for the above scheme. Customers are encouraged to participate in the Waterwise Office Program to receive recognition. Find out more about our Waterwise Office Program.

Being recognised provides a number of benefits for your business:

Platinum

  • Invitation to attend the annual Waterwise Business Recognition Event hosted by the Minister for Water.
  • A trophy to acknowledge you as Waterwise Business of the Year.
  • A case study about your water saving efforts, published on our website and in other relevant industry journals and magazines.
  • Promotion as a leader in water efficiency in publications, social media, forums and other mediums.
  • Waterwise Platinum branding to promote your water saving achievements which can be used on your website, email signatures and publications.

Gold

  • Invitation to attend the annual Waterwise Business Recognition Event hosted by the Minister for Water.
  • A certificate to acknowledge achieving Watewise Gold Business status.
  • A snapshot about your water saving efforts published on our website.
  • Waterwise Gold branding to promote your water saving achievements which can be used on your website, email signatures and publications.    

More information

For more information contact us at water.efficiency@watercorporation.com.au.