Designed to acknowledge the outstanding water saving efforts of our large business customers.
2018 Recognition Scheme Winners
Gold and platinum status Waterwise Businesses awarded as part of the recognition scheme were acknowledged at the 2018 Recognition event, co-hosted by Water Corporation and the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation on 1 May 2018.
Read Water Minister's statement recognising Waterwise Businesses
Congratulations to Platinum Waterwise Business - Carnamah Recreation Centre and all our Gold Waterwise Businesses! These organisations have implemented a range of water efficiency measures in their operations, to deliver significant savings, we have highlighted their achievements below.
Carnamah Recreation Centre
Platinum Waterwise Business
Timeframe: <4 years
Waterwise Initiatives: Since joining the program Carnamah Dam has come online and a number of our tennis and bowling courts have been converted to synthetic turf. As a result we have achieved water savings of over 50%.
Learnings: We’ve learned the importance of water conservation and as a result we are reducing our dependence on scheme water by utilising alternate water sources.
We are a multi-purpose sports complex consisting of a football oval, hockey field, recreation centre, four tennis courts, swimming pool, playground and bowling club.
To reduce our dependence on scheme water for irrigation, we utilised Carnamah Dam bringing it online for irrigation purposes. Along with this we replace six grassed tennis and bowling courts with synthetic turf. We have implemented leak detection and prompt repair action plan and have installed sub meters to monitor our larger water use areas in addition to launching a water efficiency education program for our staff.
Moving forward we continue to be committed to regularly reading our sub meters to check for potential leaks and will continue to educate our staff on ways to improve efficiency.
BHP Nickel West Kambalda Concentrator
Waterwise Initiatives: We now have a dam that is designated to holding reclaimed water and utilised throughout the plant. We also use recycled water, saving on average over 181 million litres per year.
Learnings: Since joining the program our understanding of how to track water efficiency has developed. We understand the connection between evaporation and water loss and are looking at ways to reduce evaporation at Menzel Dam to improve our overall water efficiency.
We have actively investigated water wastage and built alternate water sources. Most of our efficiencies can be attributed to substituting scheme water with alternative, fit for purpose sources. We have developed a rigorous water tracking and reporting system where usage is tracked against current project status and reported to a management committee.
Moving forward we will maintain tracking water efficiency at our zero harm pillar meetings, this is now tracked monthly and our production and projects teams are continually looking at options to monitor operational efficiency to reduce high quality water use.
Bunbury Cathedral Grammar School
Timeframe: 12 -18 months
Waterwise Initiatives: After conducting a site audit and installing a data logger we were able to put in place water efficiency initiatives to achieve savings of 23%.
Learnings: The regular monitoring of our data logger along with the installation of additional isolation valves has been critical in locating leaks quickly to avoid causing operational disruption.
Triggered by a spike in water use, we joined the Waterwise Business Program in 2016. We reduced our annual scheme water use by 10 million litres per year through irrigation efficiencies. Approximately 67,000 m2 of our grassed areas are irrigated, 80% of these were converted to irrigate from bore water.
We installed an aeration dam to filter the ferrous oxide from the school’s bore water, increasing the available bore capacity for irrigation and improving bore water quality.
The implementation of an intensive leak detection and repair program across the School’s site allowed us to locate a major leak in our fire and white water systems. We have since installed additional isolation valves on both water systems and the data logger provides us with regular water use reporting.
Moving forward we will carry out regular soil testing to achieve maximum water absorption and we are adapting our planting list of native plants using a natural survivor process to determine selection. Cleaning practices for outside surfaces including windows, walls and verandas will be revised and we will introduce water saving products such as waterwise sprinkler heads, drip feed irrigation, washing machines, kitchen equipment, showerheads and taps fixtures.
Timeframe: > 4 years
Waterwise Initiatives: We have implemented efficient ways to monitor and understand our water usage through retrofitting, staff education and leak detection and repair
Learnings: Though small leaks can be difficult to find it is worth taking the time because the amount of water wastage adds up over time.
We started our waterwise journey with an awareness competition for customers called "Save with Centro" and we combined this with water efficiency stickers and an education program for our tenants.
We firstly improved water efficiency by retrofitting with water efficient fixtures and installing a maintenance policy and schedule. Following this we commenced a leak detection and repair program which included installing 58 sub meters on high water using tenants which are regularly monitored. This led us to finding and repairing leaks in our irrigation systems which in turn reduced our usage.
Moving forward we will be looking to complete a full site redevelopment with new water efficiencies throughout the entire centre.
Goldfields Oasis Recreation Centre
Timeframe: Our efforts to improve water efficiency are ongoing
Waterwise Initiatives: We have become more water efficient by implementing a leak detection program and installing flow regulators and water efficient shower heads and taps to reduce flow rates.
Learnings: With regular meter checks and by making use of our data logger we are able to detect and repair leaks quickly.
We commenced our water efficiency journey in 2014 and are now recognised as a Gold Waterwise Business and a endorsed Waterwise Aquatic Centre and have achieved water efficiency gains of over 40%.
Most of the success we have achieved in becoming more waterwise stemmed from implementing a leak detection program. This resulted in leaks being repaired in the reticulation system, the fire training centre, emergency water supply system, indoor waterslide and water playground.
Flow regulators and water efficient shower heads and taps were installed to reduce flow rates and additional valves were also installed under the hand basins allowing staff to turn off the water supply to individual basins if a supply hose bursts.
In the future we will be looking to complete further change room renovations to replace current fixtures with timed showers and taps as well as replacing our lawned areas with synthetic turf or low water usage gardens.
Kambalda Community Recreation Facility - Shire of Coolgardie
Waterwise Initiatives: Rain sensors were fitted and we aligned the irrigation system with the watering roster. Education tools are utilised to promote water efficiency awareness for staff.
Learnings: By concentrating our attention on a specific area of our site and using fresh water thinking we have been able to make efficiency savings of over 35%.
When we first joined the Waterwise Business Program, we learned that 90% of the water used at our Kambalda Community Recreation Facility (Shire of Coolgardie) was for irrigation.
To reduce the amount of water being used for irrigation we fitted rain sensors and aligned the irrigation system with the watering roster. We continue to monitor our reticulation, have implemented a leak detection and repair program and have reinvested the money saved into facilitating reticulation improvements and pump replacements to maintain an efficient irrigation system
Our horticultural staff are committed to improving water efficiency and have increased their water conservation awareness through use of waterwise educational tools.
Moving forward we will continue to monitor our irrigation use and settings and carry out leak detection and follow-up repairs where necessary to avoid unnecessary water loss.
Timeframe: <5 years
Waterwise Initiatives: The majority of water savings have been achieved through leak detection, improving our irrigation system, repairing existing fixtures and undergoing retrofits to introduce new waterwise fixtures.
Learnings: Water efficiency works best when everyone is on board therefore keeping it front of mind for staff and guests in important.
We’ve implemented a number of initiatives at Pilbara Karratha Discovery Park during the last 5 years to improve our water efficiency and park experiences for our guests and as a result we have achieved make efficiency savings of over 35%.
We now regularly maintaining of our irrigation system and controller to ensure that we are compliant with the watering roster here in WA and have made the decision to remove reticulation from low traffic areas of our site. We apply a wetting agent treatment to improve our water-repellent soils and increase moisture retention.
To continually keep water efficiency in front of mind and encourage waterwise behaviour in our staff and guests by displaying waterwise merchandise such as stickers and posters around the park. We have implemented an ongoing toilet cistern replacement program and have set an action plan in place for weekly meter monitoring of our smartmeter and leak detection.
Waterwise Initiatives: We’ve installed flow-restrictors and older single-flush cisterns have been replaced with water efficient dual-flush. We have also formed a Sustainability Committee with members from our staff and the P&C
Learnings: It has been rewarding to involve our students and their parents on this ongoing journey as our schools capacity increases
During our time as a Waterwise Business we have reduced water usage by over 40%.
Where possible we’ve installed flow-restrictors to existing water fixtures ourselves without engaging a plumber and a number of our older single-flush cisterns have been replaced with water efficient dual-flush cisterns.
We have formed a Sustainability Committee, made up of our staff and P&C. They have been busy working with suppliers to install water efficient fixtures, monitor bore water use, reduce unnecessary irrigation and introduce waterwise plants where appropriate.
Moving forward we will be following through with a number of initiatives to further increase the schools water efficiency performance. We are investigating the iron content of our bore water to potentially convert more of the school grounds irrigation to bore along with removing any unused toilets and urinals to save on the billed service changes. We will also be looking at the benefit of investing in dripline irrigation, installing sub meters to irrigation areas and isolation valves to our larger buildings.
The scheme provides 4 levels of recognition:
||more than 50% improvement in water efficiency
||35% to 50% improvement in water efficiency
||25% to 35% improvement in water efficiency
||10% to 25% improvement in water efficiency
- Each year, we calculate the saving in both actual water use and benchmark* as a percentage of your improvement in water efficiency. These figures are used to calculate the savings for the program as a whole.
- Each reading year savings will be calculated against the year you were identified to join the program.
- We'll contact you in March/April if you've received an award.
If you feel that your current benchmark indicator does not accurately measure your business activity against site water use or is no longer relevant, you can discuss the possibility of changing the indicator to a more suitable measure with Water Corporation.
You're automatically eligible to receive recognition for the scheme if you've:
- submitted a WEMP and at least 1 annual report
- kept all annual reporting requirements up to date
- demonstrated an improvement in both your relevant benchmark and water use efficiency.
Waterwise Office Program exception
If you operate an office building and belong to the Waterwise Business program, your recognition is through the Waterwise Office Program which represents industry best practice. Therefore, you'll be recognised through this based on an industry standard, rather than individual improvement in water use performance.
Being recognised provides a number of benefits for your business:
- receive a certificate profiling the category you achieved
- promotion in publications, social media, forums, our website and other mediums
- the potential for a case study about your water saving efforts, which will go on our website
- recognition branding to promote your water saving achievements - these can be used on your website and email signatures
- opportunity to become recognised as a leader in water efficiency.
Platinum Waterwise Business
- Carnamah Recreation Centre
Gold Waterwise Businesses
- BHP Nickel West Pty Ltd Kambalda Concentrator
- Bunbury Cathedral Grammar School
- Galleria Shopping Centre
- Goldfields Oasis Recreation Centre
- Pilbara Holiday Park
- Shenton College
- Kambalda Community Recreation Facility
- Tip Top Bakeries, Canning Vale
Silver Waterwise Businesses
- Adventure World
- Bayswater Waves Aquatic Centre
- Brightwater Linen Service
- Broome Health Service
- Dampier Salt
- Double Beach Holiday Village
- Duxton Hotel Perth
- Eastern Hills Senior High School
- Wanneroo Community Nursing Home
- Garden City Shopping Centre
- Higginsville Gold Operation
- Karrinyup Shopping Centre
- Midland Gate Shopping Centre
- Mirrabooka Square Shopping Centre
- Mrs Mac's
- NMHS Mental Health - Graylands Campus
- Northern Star Resources Limited Kanowna Belle
- Orora Beverage Cans - Canning Vale
- Osborne Park Hospital
- Parmelia Hilton Perth
- State Library of Western Australia
- University of Western Australia
- WAMMCO International
- Westfield Innaloo Shopping Centre
- Woodman Point Wastewater Treatment Plant - Aroona Alliance
Bronze Waterwise Businesses
- BHP Iron Ore Port Operations
- Brownes Foods Brunswick Junction
- Centro Maddington
- Coca-Cola Amatil
- Crown Metropol Perth
- Crown Perth
- Crown Promenade Perth
- D’Orsogna Limited
- Domain Stadium
- Ellenbrook Central Shopping Centre
- Warwick Grove Shopping Centre
- Fiona Stanley Hospital
- Gloucester Park
- Greenough Regional Prison
- Hillarys Boat Harbour
- Hillside Garden Village
- Hollywood Private Hospital
- Joe White Maltings
- Lion Dairy & Drinks
- LeisureFit Booragoon
- Mandurah Forum
- Mt Barker Chicken
- Murdoch University
- Newman Hotel
- Novotel Ningaloo Resort
- Novotel Perth Langley Hotel
- Pan Pacific Hotel
- Princess Margaret Hospital
- RAAFA Merriwa Estate
- Esperance Ports Sea and Land
- St John of God Subiaco Hospital
- Trinity College
- Kalgoorlie Hospital
- Woodside Energy
- Perth Zoo
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