Leisure World has been recognised for its efforts to save water, being named a Gold Waterwise Aquatic Centre by the Water Corporation.

Leisure World was one of only eight aquatic centres in WA to receive the accreditation.

Mayor Terresa Lynes said public swimming pools like Leisure World naturally required a lot of water to operate, but it was in the community’s best interests to save water wherever possible.

“Our community expects the City of Gosnells to be a leader in sustainability initiatives, and reducing water consumption at Leisure World is an important part of that,” she said.

“Being more water efficient also reduces running costs, which enables the City to provide a more affordable Leisure World experience for everyone in the community to enjoy.”

Simple changes to Leisure World’s facilities and operations made a considerable difference to the centre’s water use, including the installation of water saving plumbing fixtures, leak detection devices and dual flush toilets. Changes were also made to cleaning practices and the way the pool was filtered, to minimise backwashing.

Visit the City’s website at gosnells.wa.gov.au for details about Leisure World.