Posts tagged as: water savings

Victorian Schools save over 1 billion litres of water

SWEP City scapeIt’s the middle of the holidays and the school yard is empty. No one’s waiting in line at the tuck shop nor is there anyone playing down ball on the pavement. The sound of the school bell ringing through the air is absent, in it’s place, just the sound of birds in the trees, and of trickling water. A water pipe has burst

High Tech Garden Watering – Dripline micro-irrigation

drip irrigationThe last decade has seen innovative irrigation technological development. Initially developed and tested in a commercial irrigation environment this technology is now being applied to residential gardens. A recent Australian publication ‘Water Use Efficiency for Irrigated Turf and Landscape’ (Connellan 2013) is an important resource

High Tech Garden Watering – Sprinklers and Sprays

The last decade has seen innovative irrigation technological development. Initially developed and tested in a commercial environment this technology is now being applied to residential gardens. A recent Australian publication ‘Water Use Efficiency for Irrigated Turf and Landscape’ (Connellan 2013) is an important resource

Water iPhone apps we could all use

There seems to be an app for everything these days – water and environmental sustainability are no exceptions. Whether we want to do more ourselves or even show our friends how easy it can be, there countless apps to save money while living a more eco-friendly life. In no particular order, here some of the most interesting and

Celebrating 10 Years of Excellence

savewater! awardsNational Water Week 2012 is set to reach its peak tonight in Melbourne with the Australian Water Industry gathering for the national 2012 savewater! awards®. This evening’s celebration of sustainable water use marks the tenth year since the awards program first began back in 2002. What a long way they have come!

City of Ballarat strikes gold!

Marty BuschYou might be thinking the gold rush finished long ago, but for Local Government Authority, the City of Ballarat, the dash to secure the treasure is not over.  The City of Ballarat are now even richer than before through saving a significant amount of water, which saw them win gold at the 2010 savewater! awards® in the Government category.

What’s your water retailer been up to?

South East Water introduced the Fire Service ProgramOften we only think of our water retailer when we receive our water bill, but there are some amazing initiatives that these organisations are implementing to reduce their own and your water use.  South East Water is an example of one utility that has gone above and beyond to reduce its community’s water use and was recognised for its achievements by winning the 2010 savewater! awards® Water Utilities category.