Businesses help save water

Broome Advertiser

The Water Corporation has praised Broome businesses for embracing technology that can detect hidden plumbing leaks and save thousands of litres of water.

North West regional manager Peter McAllister said the technology, known as a data logger, monitored water use and alerted the Water Corporation to continuous flows, which may indicate a leak.

“We are providing the data logging service free of charge to about 50 businesses in Broome and other towns in the Kimberley,” Mr McAllister said.

“The water use data provided by the data loggers will help our customers minimise water loss and develop efficient water practices on site.”

Mr McAllister said Broome Turf Club had saved an average of 12,000 litres per day by fixing leaks and reducing its irrigation use in the wet season.

“Cable Beach Club Resort and Spa is also making significant savings through a complete review of its irrigation practices and regular analysis of the water use information collected by the data logger,” he said. “The resort is saving about 120,000 litres of water per day, which is the equivalent of 19 Olympic size swimming pools a year, just by making some small changes in water use.”

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