Three new aquatic centres declared waterwise

Thursday, 13 December, 2018

Three new aquatic centres declared waterwise

The Waterwise Aquatic Centre Program (WACP) has recognised three new facilities: Bayswater Waves, Scarborough Beach Pool and Broome Recreation and Aquatic Centre. WACP is a joint initiative of the Water Corporation and the Leisure Institute of WA Aquatics, with 39 centres endorsed across Western Australia.

Over the past decade, Waterwise Aquatic Centres have saved about 858 million litres of water — in aquatic centre terms that is 81 Olympic swimming pools of water.

Bayswater Waves, which is run by the City of Bayswater, installed sub-meters at its centre and is monitoring water use to proactively identify leaks. The centre will also carry out a refurbishment of its change rooms which will include water-efficient showerheads and push-button taps.

Scarborough Beach Pool, run by the City of Stirling, opened in January and features waterwise fixtures such as automated shower timers, and water-efficient taps and toilets. The pool is also heated using a geothermal system that is estimated to save about 1800 tonnes of CO2 each year.

Broome Recreation and Aquatic Centre, run by the Shire of Broome, installed a 50,000-litre tank to treat and recycle backwash water from the pool, which is then recycled to irrigate its lawn and garden that features waterwise native plants. The centre also has water-efficient toilets and showers.

The cities of Bayswater and Stirling are also part of the Waterwise Councils Program.

Image credit: © Danil

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