Waterwise Council

The City was recognised as a Gold Waterwise Council by the Water Corporation and the Department of Water and Environment Regulation (DWER) in May 2019 and continues to be re-endorsed on a yearly basis. To achieve this status, the City was required to expand on its existing endorsement by developing new actions aimed at meeting the goals listed in the Water Sensitive Cities Goal Index.

The Water Efficiency Action Plan (WEAP) is the guiding document for these works. A review will be conducted every five years.

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Water saving tips

There are many little things that we can all do to save water in the garden:

  • Check your sprinkler run time – most irrigation systems can be reduced by two minutes per station and still maintain a healthy garden.
  • Water before 9am or after 6pm on your rostered watering day – this reduces the amount of water lost through evaporation.
  • Mulch your garden to keep the water in – this can achieve water savings of up to 20%
  • Put a cover on your backyard pool – without a cover it is possible to lose your pool's entire volume of water each year through evaporation.

Use the links below to find out about more water saving tips to help conserve water at home and reduce overall water usage.

Saving water in the home

Saving water in the garden

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