Cloisters were honoured to be awarded gold Waterwise status at the recent Water Corporation Waterwise Awards.
This award recognises our innovative water efficiency initiatives, the successful delivery of our water management plan, and our ongoing commitment to saving water.
Minister for Water, the Hon Dave Kelly MLA recognised Cloisters, 15 other commercial buildings and nine businesses for their commitment to water efficiency as part of Water Corporation’s Waterwise Business and Waterwise Buildings Programs.
Collectively, these buildings and businesses saved more than 9.5 billion litres, or 9.5 Optus Stadiums, of water in 2019-20. To participate in the Waterwise Business Program, a business must use more than 20,000kL per annum, develop a Water Efficiency Management Plan (WEMP) and report annually on water savings actions.
Of the program, the Hon Dave Kelly said,
“Through the Waterwise Business and Building programs, Water Corporation and the McGowan Government are helping high water users rethink how they use our precious water supplies in the workplace, and to make sustainable choices when it comes to water management practices.
“Aside from the environmental benefits, the sustainable use of water in the workplace also makes good business sense. It reduces operating costs and promotes businesses as a sustainable place to work.
“With the impacts of climate change becoming more apparent, it is encouraging to see such commitment and passion by these businesses recognised today, to save our most precious resource.”
Please join us in congratulating our Building Services Manager, Sean Murphy, who has ensured the Cloisters precinct continues to meet the Water Corporations efficiency targets.