Reducing the amount of scheme water used by business and industry remains vital to securing Perth's water future. About 34% of recycled water across the state is used by business/ industry. A few ways we are helping business and industry reduce their water use are:
- We have been supplying high quality recycled water from the Kwinana Water Recycling Plant to the nearby industrial area since 2004. As a result, Kwinana industry has more than halved its use of drinking water.
- Any business that uses more than 20 million litres of scheme water a year is legally required to participate in the Water Efficiency Management Plan program. This means that they need to develop a plan that details their water saving actions and initiatives, and provide annual progress reports. Recycling is encouraged as part of these plans.
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