Tweed Shire Council is helping Tweed businesses to save water
Tweed Shire Council is helping Tweed businesses to save water ©istockphoto/Trout55

Tweed Shire Council saves 30 million litres of water

TWEED businesses can save on water bills.

Water savings totalling more than 30 million litres per year have been achieved by two council programs to help Tweed businesses cut their consumption.

The Tweed's Top 20 program recently concluded after fostering more efficient water use practices among the biggest non-residential users of the shire's water.

Over the past 18 months, Tweed Shire Councill has worked in partnership with organisations such as clubs, holiday parks, shopping centres, hospital and aged care facilities, providing financial assistance and other support.

"These organisations have finished their projects and it's estimated the total water savings will be 30 million litres per year," the council's Demand Management Program Leader, Elizabeth Seidl, said.

"That's the equivalent of 15 Olympic swimming pools every year."

That represents substantial savings for businesses in their operating cost, as well as the other benefits associated with reduced water consumption."

The council is now working to build upon those savings through the Top 100 program, offering free water assessments, support, promotion opportunities and financial assistance to other major non-residential water users.



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