Sustainable Water

Sustainable Water is a Sustainability Pillar in our Sustainability Strategy 2021 - 2031. The relevant key principle is: 'A sustainable water approach seeks to manage the threat to the supply and quality of water resources for our community while also seeking to minimise usage'.  Our objectives related to this pillar are:

  • Enact water usage minimisation strategies for Shire operations
  • Promote incorporation of waterwise usage into land-use planning and for new developments
  • Support initiatives that promote waterwise use in the community
  • Provide education to the community on waterwise use

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What We're Doing

Some current and recent projects and initiatives related to the Sustainable Water pillar include:

  • We are accredited by Water Corporation as a Waterwise Council
  • We're working with Water Corporation to implement a waste water reuse program to irrigate McLean Oval with treated water
  • In 2010, Council adopted a Rainwater Tanks and Grey Water Re-Use Systems policy. 
  • Since 2012, we have monitored water consumption annually
  • We're participating in the promotion of a Showerhead Swap initiative
Free Soil Health Workshop Monday 10 June
Posted 06 May 2024 Free Soil Health Workshop Monday 10 June

Event proudly supported by the Shire's Sustainability Environmental Education Program

McLean Oval Recycled Wastewater Irrigation Project Operating
Posted 11 March 2024 McLean Oval Recycled Wastewater Irrigation Project Operating

Denmark's McLean Oval to be kept green by recycled wastewater

Council Adopts Budget to Fund Community Priorities
Posted 02 August 2023 Council Adopts Budget to Fund Community Priorities

Renewed focus on areas such as roads and youth in line with community feedback

Updated Policy for Outbuildings & Water Tanks Adopted
Posted 24 July 2023 Updated Policy for Outbuildings & Water Tanks Adopted

Updated policy cuts 'red tape' for sheds and other development

Waterwise Re-endorsement for Shire of Denmark
Posted 17 April 2023 Waterwise Re-endorsement for Shire of Denmark

Waterwise accreditation secured for 2023 in recognition of responsible water use

Recycled Wastewater to Irrigate McLean Oval Next Summer
Posted 23 November 2022 Recycled Wastewater to Irrigate McLean Oval Next Summer

Joint Shire of Denmark and Water Corporation initiative to reuse treated wastewater

Waterwise Re-endorsement for Shire of Denmark
Posted 31 March 2022 Waterwise Re-endorsement for Shire of Denmark

Shire endorsed again as Waterwise Council for 2022

Waterwise Re-endorsement for Shire of Denmark
Posted 10 March 2021 Waterwise Re-endorsement for Shire of Denmark

Commitment to responsible water usage in Shire of Denmark recognised

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Other Local Initiatives

Information about relevant Shire supported and community-led initiatives and organisations related to the Sustainable Water pillar will be listed here.

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Related Documents

Documents for Sustainability Pillar 05: Sustainable Water
Documents
Showerhead Swap Registration Form
Showerhead Swap FAQs for Swap Locatons
Showerhead Swap Poster

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Contact

Our Sustainability Officer can be reached at (08) 9848 0300 or enquiries@denmark.wa.gov.au. 

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