Aquatic centres awarded for being Waterwise

16 August 2016

Five aquatic centres across the metro area have been awarded for taking steps to save water.

Fremantle Leisure Centre, Aqualife in East Victoria Park, Leisure World Gosnells, Mandurah Aquatic and Recreation Centre and the Sea Turtle Swim School in Goosberry Hill all received Waterwise status from the Water Corporation and the Leisure Institute of WA (Aquatics) at the LIWA state conference last night.

Fremantle Leisure Centre installed an online monitoring system that provided real-time information on its daily water use, while the Town of Victoria Park's Aqualife Centre installed water-efficient showerheads with automatic timers to reduce use. 

Water Minister Mia Davies said "All five of the metropolitan centres carried out extensive reviews of how they use water and developed management plans to achieve lasting water savings.They identified many ways to save water, from retrofitting their internal plumbing with waterwise showerheads and taps, to carrying out daily water use monitoring and changing the way they maintain and operate their facilities."

Ms Davies has congratulated all the centres on their efforts which come as part of the Waterwise Aquatic Centre Program. "The program 
has helped the industry save more than 700 million litres of water since 2008 - which, in aquatic centre terms, is about 280 Olympic-sized pools," Ms Davies said. "This program is an opportunity for centres to demonstrate their role in conserving water and I encourage all aquatic centres across Western Australia to become involved in this innovative program,"

Royal Life Saving Society WA commends these centres on their efforts.  Aqualife Centre and Mandurah Aquatic and Recreation Centre are both part of Endorsed Swim School network.