SMART MOVE | Water-wise solution saves money

One fixed water leak at Fairfield Leisure Centre has saved 1,300 kilolitres of water and more than $4,500 a month.

It’s one of the many benefits of Fairfield Council installing a smart metering system at Council’s administration building and three leisure centres in Prairiewood, Fairfield and Canley Vale.

The system, installed in 2016, monitors water usage at the sites and has automated leak detection capability.

Fairfield mayor Frank Carbone said the system is part of council’s commitment to environmental sustainability.

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

“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 seen an 11 per cent decrease in water consumption by using harvested rainwater in buildings and parks.

Council encourages residents to look at options where they can save money and energy in the home including rainwater tanks and water saving shower heads.

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

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