ALAC reuse rainwater run off

Published on Friday, 5 November 2021 at 2:48:15 PM

Rainwater runoff from the Albany Leisure and Aquatic Centre (ALAC) roof will be used for irrigation and toilet systems thanks to a grant from Department of Water and Environmental Regulation.

The $62,000 grant will enable the City of Albany to install two 250-kilolitre capacity water tanks to capture the rain that falls on the ALAC roof.

Reflective of the City’s ongoing commitment to sustainability, this initiative will significantly reduce ALAC’s reliance on Albany town water supply.

Executive Director Community Services Nathan Watson said an estimated 520-kilolitres of rainwater would be harvested through the project.

“The City is very pleased to receive this grant which will allow ALAC to decrease its use of the town’s limited potable water supply,” he said.

“As an endorsed Water Corporation Gold Waterwise Aquatic Centre, we are always looking for opportunities to be more efficient with our water usage.

“This initiative allows us to take another step in reducing our overall water usage while continuing to be a leader in sustainable water practices.”

The water efficiency initiative follows ALAC’s implementation of a biofuel system several years ago to heat the facility’s pools and significantly reduce its gas consumption.

Works to install the water tanks at ALAC will commence in early 2022.

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