Kicking goals conserving our valuable water resources

17 February 2021 4:45 PM

The City of Kalamunda has released its Draft Non-Potable Water Action Plan for public comment This plan provides proactive solutions to address the City’s need to irrigate parks, reserves, and other public spaces for the benefit of the whole community.

The City currently operates 40 potable water supplied and 50 Non-potable water supplied automatic irrigation systems. Unfortunately, Perth’s drying climate is having a marked effect on the amount of groundwater and surface water available; and as our population grows, demand for water is increasing.

Mayor Margaret Thomas said, “The City is actively pursuing an action plan to meet the identified future irrigation water supply demand gap for the City of Kalamunda.”

“One such action is to undertake a full feasibility study and viability assessment for a second Managed Aquifer Recharge (MAR), where stormwater would be collected and used to recharge an aquifer under controlled conditions for later use.”

“Reducing Non-potable water also has the benefit of saving costs to the City, and the ratepayer, in the long-term. We’ve seen a great example of this at Fleming Reserve where the installation of a more efficient irrigation system and the implementation of eco-zoning have reduced water use, and irrigation and mowing costs. The upgrades greatly enhanced the community facilities including an all-ability play space, improved picnic and BBQ areas, extensive improvements to the existing skate park, and a greener sporting field, and pleasingly, has resulted in an overwhelming increase in community use.”

“The City is committed to delivering environmental sustainability in tandem with connecting the community to quality amenities. We’re kicking goals and conserving our valuable water resources.”

For more information on the Draft Non-Potable Water Action Plan and to complete a survey, or supply a written submission visit engage.kalamunda.wa.gov.au/NPWAP or contact the City of Kalamunda on 9257 9999, email enquiries@kalamunda.wa.gov.au.

Comments close on Tuesday 30 March 2021, 5.00pm


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