The Water Corporation of WA has seen more than 330 West Australian businesses saving a collective 14 billion litres of water in 2013-14, thanks to their participation in the State Government’s Water Efficiency Management Plan (WEMP) program.
One-hundred and six of these top water saving businesses were recognised at a special breakfast – some for saving as much as 50 per cent.
WA Water Minister, Mia Davies, said the program helped 338 businesses who used more than 20 million litres of drinking water each year to reduce their water use.
“In 2013-14, these businesses saved a collective 14 billion litres of water – which is the equivalent of 6,222 Olympic swimming pools,” Ms Davies said.
“Many businesses have been participating in the program for more than five years, so it is great they continue to explore new ways to save our most precious resource. People often forget that businesses, like households, are making changes to the way they operate to save water, and money.
The Water Corporation’s WEMP program, which is supported by the Department of Water, has saved 45.7 billion litres of water since it began in 2007.
Champion Awards were presented (receiving Platinum or Gold awards for two consecutive years) to 14 businesses, Platinum Awards (more than 50 per cent improvement in water efficiency) to 12 businesses and Gold Awards (35-50 per cent improvement) to 27 businesses.
A total of 24 businesses will receive Silver Awards (25-35 per cent improvement) and 43 will receive Bronze Awards (10-25 per cent improvement).