Council to save over 300 million litres of water a year

1 June, 2012Posted in: Environment, Roads and Assets

Wingecarribee Shire Council is estimated to save 312 million litres of water per year under a joint Federal Government initiative.

The Sustainable Water Management Project (SWMP) is a joint local and federally funded water loss management project designed to save water and protect public water infrastructure across 18 key water catchment areas in the Shire.

The savings will be made through the installation of flow meters, pressure reducing valves and acoustic surveys which will allow operators to listen for minute water leaks underground.

Council contractors, Detection Services, will undertake the acoustic surveys in the 18 zones including areas in Yerrinbool, Hill Top, Colo Vale, Welby, Mittagong, Moss Vale, Berrima, Exeter and Bundanoon.

The tests will require the contractors to briefly examine water hydrants, stop valves and residential water meters. Water supply will not be disrupted during the testing. Contractors undertaking the work will wear appropriate identification.

The acoustic survey is expected to take approximately five weeks to complete.

The Sustainable Water Management Project is supported by funding from the Australian Government’s Water for the Future initiative.

For more information contact Wingecarribee Shire Council on 4868 0888.