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Waterwise Businesses

What is a Waterwise Business?

To be waterwise, big businesses in WA are required to develop a Water Efficiency Management Plan (WEMP) detailing where water is used and water saving targets, actions and initiatives to reduce water use. Businesses are also required to provide us with annual progress reports.

Waterwise businesses we are working with include airports, aged care facilities, aquatic and leisure centres, caravan parks, councils, hotels, mining and manufacturing, offices, retail shopping centres, and tourist attractions.

Key initiatives for a waterwise business include:

  • State-of-the art water efficient technology
  • Regular monitoring of water use
  • Infrastructure upgrades
  • Improved leak detection
  • Redesigned irrigation systems
  • Recycled water use
  • Staff and community collaboration

Waterwise Business Recognition Program

The Watercorporation initiative acknowledges waterwise businesses for their ongoing commitment to water efficiency and achieving a significant improvement in water use. There are two levels of recognition:

  • Platinum waterwise business of the year – annual recognition of one business as a leader in water efficiency, demonstrating best practice and innovation in water management.
  • Gold waterwise businesses - businesses that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to the program by implementing key water management actions and reduced water consumption.

We have a range of specialised waterwise programs to help save water in businesses, councils, buildings, aquatic centres, and developments. Find out how we’re collaborating to reduce demand on our water sources.

To learn more about this program visit the Waterwise Business Recognition Program website.