Leak stoppage gets cash flowing in new Waterwise rebate scheme

A new program targeting water wastage will give financial benefits for households that fix water leaks. Water minister Dave Kelly has announced the Water Corporation’s Leak Assist pilot program, which provides a $100 rebate on residential water bills for households that have recently engaged a plumber to fix a leak. The program is being delivered…

75,000 evacuating and more than a dozen missing as heavy rain floods Japan

By Helene Fung 75,000 residents in western Japan have been ordered to evacuate on Saturday, due to record heavy rainfall overnight causing floods and landslides. Many have been left stranded on rooftops to escape the flood water, and 13 people have been listed as missing. Japan’s weather agency issued the highest emergency level of heavy…

Kwinana Council Outline Its Facilities Reopening Schedule

The City Of Kwinana has announced the reopening of some of it services next Monday (18th, May, 2020), following the state government’s steps to ease restrictions around the coronavirus. Kwinana has already reopened the council’s customer service area, and from Monday onwards, the Recquatic centre will be available for the community. Recreational classes such as…

State Opposition criticises government over “toilet tax”

The State Opposition has slammed the McGowan Government for a lack of action over water and sewerage charges for businesses severely affected or shut down because of COVID-19. Shadow Water Minister David Honey has criticised Water Minister Dave Kelly for not acting to help businesses with the costs that have continued during the coronavirus pandemic.…

Coronavirus & Weather Forecast Nailed The Coffin For Splashfest 2020

The City Of Nedlands has cancelled the community’s much loved Splashfest due to weather and health safety concerns. The decision was made after the Federal Government announced the banning of public events bigger than 500 as Coronavirus cases increase in Australia. In a statement, the city council apologised saying the decision to pull the event…

Drying southern regional areas supported by water carting

WA’s southern regional communities will be receiving more water as a lack of rain impacts dams and water supply in the state. With little to no rainfall in recent months, Water Corporation will assist the regions by carting water to town tanks, standpipes and other storages to areas facing water shortages. Under the $4 million…

Future the aim for WA’s water management

WA has the next generation and beyond in its sights for its water supply, with aims to ensure its water security for the future. The State said it would make sure Perth continued liveability standards against the impacts of climate change while also safeguarding water resources for a population growth by 2050. To combat what…

WA encouraged to become waterwise in face of climate change

An action plan is encouraging WA to become a waterwise city as part of its co-ordinated response to climate change. The State Government has launched its Waterwise Perth Action Plan to develop it into leading waterwise city by 2030, with climate change making Perth drier and hotter, affecting Perth’s water resources. Under the plan, targets…