Shopping centre case study

The shopping centre implemented a range of water saving projects which led to a 44% reduction in water use over 3 years.

Palm trees in car park

44%

water use reduction

data logger installed

1 million

litres saved

How can you do this?

Why we acted

 

After having a data logger installed, we identified a 5 litre per minute continuous flow. This prompted us to implement water efficiencies right across the site beginning with finding and repairing a number of small leaks which stopped the continuous flow.

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How we did it

After repairing the leaks, a whole of site water efficiency program began, including:

  • an audit of the irrigation system, reduced run times and shutting off after rain
  • replacing some indoor plants with public art
  • installing 6 star urinals
  • improvements to the way the water-cooled woks are used.

What we are doing now

Our Water Efficiency Management Plan (WEMP) has been used to identify a number of longer term opportunities to save water, such as:

  • having an ongoing maintenance plan
  • looking at water reuse options
  • securing common area taps to avoid misuse and vandalism
  • supporting the community in water efficiency by hosting the Great Gardens display.

Who to contact

If you would like more information on water efficiency in your business please email us.

water.efficiency@watercorporation.com.au