The Water Efficiency Labelling and Standards (WELS) scheme is a national scheme to help Australian’s save water in their homes. WELS reduces demand for drinking water by informing consumers about water efficiency at the point of sale.
The Community Rebate Program began in 2015 and has assisted around 10,000 customers across Victoria saving $600,000 a year in water bills and around 178 Megalitres in water. The program is expected to assist an additional 5,000 customers over the next two years.
Using their own land South East Water have teamed up with Villawood Properties on a unique residential development collaboration. Built on a former wastewater treatment plant site, Aquarevo will be the most water and energy efficient residential community in Australia. Residents will enjoy the benefits of smart design and leading edge, intelligent water solutions.
Hunter Water’s Love Water campaign encourages customers to work with the utility and wider community to reduce water consumption. Customers in the Hunter Water region are using on average 191 litres per day. This could be reduced by 10%.
The Water Security program is Seqwater’s plan for providing the region’s drinking water over the next 30 years, including during times of drought and flood. In 2017 Seqwater released version 2 of the Water Security Program which includes a revised Drought Response Plan. The Plan introduces a drought readiness phase to help better prepare the region for the prospect of drought.
In response to contamination of the ground water supply in the regional town of Katherine Power and Water implemented their Living Water Smart demand management program to reduce peak season water consumption.