The Federal Government will commit $1.5 million to the expansion of water efficiency projects in communities in Western Australia’s Pilbara region.


Parliamentary Secretary for Sustainability and Urban Water, Senator Don Farrell, approved the expansions of Integrated Water Efficiency Projects in the East Pilbara and West Pilbara regions.


“Saving an additional 1.15 billion litres of water, which is the equivalent of about 460 Olympic swimming pools, through the expansion of these projects will play an extremely important role in addressing water scarcity in the Pilbara,” Senator Farrell said.


The expansions involve installing 5700 smart water meters in the East Pilbara townships of Port Hedland and South Hedland, and 7400 smart water meters in the West Pilbara townships of Karratha, Roebourne, Point Sampson and Wickham.