Recycling and efficiency
Water is an increasingly scarce resource across many of the populated regions of Southwest Western Australia, with rainfall, groundwater recharge and dam inflow all declining markedly since early last century. This has coincided with a significant growth in population, urban development and demand for water. In this increasingly water limited environment it is important to consider alternative water sources and maximum efficiency of water use.
The department encourages the use of alternative water sources, such as recycled wastewater and stormwater, where it is socially acceptable, economically viable and environmentally sustainable, so that we can ensure the ongoing development of the State and meet a growing demand for water.
This site offers overviews of water efficiency and water recycling, a waterwise community toolkit, guidelines to simplify approval processes and planning and designing public parklands. There is also information on specific activities such as non-drinking water systems, managed aquifer recharge, the waterwise council program and the waterwise golf program.
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