Quairading Memorial Swimming Pool makes a splash into waterwise program

LIWA’s Steve Good presents Quairading Memorial Swimming Pool representative Richard Beakley with the centre’s endorsement as a Waterwise Aquatic Centre

LIWA’s Steve Good presents Quairading Memorial Swimming Pool representative Richard Beakley with the centre’s endorsement as a Waterwise Aquatic Centre

The Quairading Memorial Swimming Pool was endorsed as a Waterwise Aquatic Centre at the recent Leisure Institute of WA Aquatics (LIWA) State Conference.

Since the Waterwise Aquatic Centre Program began in 2008 it has helped save 858 million litres of water – in aquatic centre terms, that’s around 381 Olympic swimming pools of water.

Water Corporation Goldfields and Agricultural regional manager Sharon Broad congratulated the Shire of Quairading run aquatic centre for doing its bit to use water wisely.

“The Quairading Memorial Swimming Pool carried out extensive reviews of how it uses water and developed a management plan to achieve lasting water savings,” Mrs Broad said.

“It made significant changes and ongoing commitments to using water wisely. It is fitted with water efficient toilets, taps and showers and regularly monitors its water use to keep an eye out for leaks.

“Aquatic centres are an important part of our community, and the advice and support they receive through this program ensures every drop of water is used wisely.”

Shire of Quairading chief executive Graeme Fardon said the program formed part of Council’s stated commitment to sustainability, including the efficient use of water resources.

“We look forward to working with LIWA and the Water Corporation to demonstrate this commitment. The Shire will continue on its journey of continuous improvement with its water use,” Mr Fardon said.

The Waterwise Aquatic Centre Program is a joint initiative of Water Corporation and the Leisure Institute of WA Aquatics, with 38 Centres endorsed across the State.

Quairading Memorial Swimming Pool brings the total number of Waterwise Aquatic Centres in the Goldfields and Agricultural Region to six – with the Goldfields Oasis (Kalgoorlie), Merredin District Olympic Pool, Mukinbudin Pioneer Memorial Aquatic Centre, Northam Swimming Pool and Wundowie Swimming Pool previously recognised through the program.