The Western Australian Government has outlined new water efficiency programs for regional towns experiencing low water storage levels, which it estimates could save as much as 4.3 billion litres in the first year of operations.


State Water Minister, Bill Marmion, said that the new programs will be modeled off successful, similar programs which run in Alban, Denmark, Kalgoorlie-Boulder and parts of the Pilbara and Kimberley.


An independent report recently released by the Water Corporation confirmed these programs could save an estimated 4.3 billion litres of water in their first year,” Mr Marmion said.


“This is a great achievement and it means the corporation can, with confidence, keep rolling these practical programs out in regional areas where water levels are low.


“The programs provide advice on a personalised level to individual households and businesses on how they can save water, as well as retrofitting water-saving appliances.  In extending this to other regional towns, the corporation aimed to save about 10 per cent of current water use.”


The State Government has also announced it has committed $5 million to extend a number of the programs to other towns.


The new programs will be rolled out throughout October in Manjimup, Bridgetown, Quinninup, Northcliffe, Bremer Bay, Dalyellup, Dongara, Port Denison, Nabawa, Exmouth, Derby, Two Rocks, Yanchep and selected suburbs in Geraldton.


A copy of the Water Corporation’s report can be found here