Mosman Park Wins Gold Accreditation for Waterwise Savings
Today the Town of Mosman Park joined an elite list of WA Councils to achieve a gold standard for its water conservation efforts.
The Water Corporation upgraded the Town from being a ‘Waterwise Council’ to ‘Gold’, making it one of only three Councils in the western suburbs of Perth to achieve this standard.
Deputy Mayor Zenda Johnson received the award on behalf of the Town, explaining that this new achievement is a recognition of hard work over several years, showing ongoing commitment to water conservation and water sensitive practices.
“By achieving ‘gold’, the Town is now recognised as a leader in the area of water conservation among local governments,” she said. “This is a particularly proud achievement given that so much of our Town features parks and reserves, which are traditionally water intensive spaces.”
She explained that the initiatives and changes in practices that have been implemented to achieve this new standard include the installation of smart irrigation controllers and meters, the installation of a weather station, hydro-zoning of parks and reserves, and improvements in cultural practices in turf management across the Town.
But rather than resting on its laurels, Deputy Mayor Johnson said the Town's commitment to water efficiency will be further enhanced, as within the next year there are plans to audit all major Town-owned facilities in order to identify further water saving opportunities.
Left to Right - Mike Rowe, Director General of Department of Water and Environmental Regulation, Michael Hollett – Chairman - Water Corporation, Mosman Park Deputy Mayor Zenda Johnson, Minister for Water Dave Kelly.