WA Water Minister Mia Davies has presented the managers of Port Hedland International Airport with a Champion Award as part of the Water Corporation’s Water Efficiency Management Plan (WEMP) program.

The WEMP program assists businesses that use more than 20 million litres of drinking water per year to reduce water use, with awards presented to those who achieve significant savings.

The Water Corporation introduced the Champion Award this year to recognise businesses which achieved a saving of more than 35 per cent over two consecutive years.

Ms Davies thanked the Town of Port Hedland, which operates the Port Hedland International Airport, for its commitment to save water.

“Port Hedland International Airport has been part of the WEMP program since 2009 and, during this time, they have received a Gold Award for improving their water efficiency by 39 per cent in 2011-12 and a Platinum Award for improving their water efficiency by 57 per cent in 2012-13,” she said.

“The airport achieved this by retrofitting its facilities with Waterwise appliances such as showerheads and toilets, detecting and fixing leaks and improving the efficiency of its irrigation systems.  This allowed them to receive a Champion Award this year – one of only 32 businesses to achieve this across the State.”

There are 339 participating businesses in the WEMP program, which saved 13 billion litres of water in 2012-13. Since the program began in 2007, it has saved 31.5 billion litres of water.

WA Water Minister Mia Davies has presented the managers of Port Hedland International Airport with a Champion Award as part of the Water Corporation’s Water Efficiency Management Plan (WEMP) program.

The WEMP program assists businesses that use more than 20 million litres of drinking water per year to reduce water use, with awards presented to those who achieve significant savings.

The Water Corporation introduced the Champion Award this year to recognise businesses which achieved a saving of more than 35 per cent over two consecutive years.

Ms Davies thanked the Town of Port Hedland, which operates the Port Hedland International Airport, for its commitment to save water.

“Port Hedland International Airport has been part of the WEMP program since 2009 and, during this time, they have received a Gold Award for improving their water efficiency by 39 per cent in 2011-12 and a Platinum Award for improving their water efficiency by 57 per cent in 2012-13,” she said.

“The airport achieved this by retrofitting its facilities with Waterwise appliances such as showerheads and toilets, detecting and fixing leaks and improving the efficiency of its irrigation systems.  This allowed them to receive a Champion Award this year – one of only 32 businesses to achieve this across the State.”

There are 339 participating businesses in the WEMP program, which saved 13 billion litres of water in 2012-13. Since the program began in 2007, it has saved 31.5 billion litres of water.

 

Michelle is a freelance journalist and editor who, as well as covering all the latest and breaking industry news, is a gun proofreader and editor who never misses a trick.

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