Smart metering saves water

Published Friday, 14th July 2017

Fairfield City Council is committed to environmental sustainability by implementing measures to reduce waste, save energy and money.

This includes installing a smart metering system at Council’s administration building in Wakeley and its three leisure centres in Prairiewood, Fairfield and Canley Vale in 2016 to monitor water usage at the sites.

The smart metering system was installed at Council’s leisure centres and monitor’s pool water usage and has automated leak detection capability.

Mayor of Fairfield City Frank Carbone says the leisure centres use a substantial amount of water in its swimming pools and hidden leaks can contribute to increases in consumption.

“Since installing the smart metering system, we’ve found a leak at the Fairfield Leisure Centre, which has saved 1,300 kilolitres of water and more than $4,500 a month,” Mayor Carbone said.

“The smart metering system works by measuring the flow rate of water and automatically alerts staff by email when that flow rate increases.

“We are committed to doing our bit for the environment and are always investigating in options and solutions that will save money and be better for our environment.”

Over the past 12 months Council has also saved water by using harvested rainwater water in our buildings and parks, which has resulted in an 11% decrease in water consumption.

“I encourage everyone to look at options where they can save money and energy in your home,” Mayor Carbone said. “Installing rainwater tanks and water saving shower heads are also great ways to save water and reduce your energy bills.

“All the little things count towards a better environment for our future generations.”

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Media enquiries:      Suzie Sekulic, Communications and Marketing Officer
Phone:                      9725 0166
Email:                        fcccommunications@fairfieldcity.nsw.gov.au