Water Champion - The Katherine Club
The Katherine Club is doing their bit to help save water in their town, not only fixing a large leak that sprung up late last year but also upgrading their irrigation system which will save a bucket load of water and money!
After receiving a call from Power and Water letting them know that the Club’s water bill had become quite high, Katherine Club’s ‘yardie’ Shane Mott was determined to find out why. And it wasn’t long before he noticed a wet patch near the driveway and called in Scatt’s Plumbing to help find it. Fixing the leak has saved the Club about $17 a day or 380 litres of water per hour. That’s almost 2 wheelie bins of water that would have been wasted every hour had the leak not been found, or 13,870 wheelie bins per year!
But the Katherine Club didn’t stop there. With support from managers Alison Vincent and Angela Harding, Shane set out to replace an outdated irrigation system that “just didn’t cut the mustard”. “We have the technology and materials available today to make sure that our irrigation systems are easy to maintain and fully automatic,” explains Shane. “I wanted to create a garden that is a beautiful surrounds for the Katherine Club and doesn’t take hours of work each day to keep it that way.”
Shane went on to explain that he has scheduled the Club’s irrigation system to come on 3 days per week in the middle of the night. “It’s important economically to keep our water use down as much as possible. People take drinking water for granted; we need to look after it especially in Katherine to keep PFAS out of it”.
We think Shane and the Katherine Club are true Water Champions – not only are they saving water and money, but they have magnificent gardens!
If you think you may have a leak, you can access a $200 Leak Find and Fix rebate by contacting one of six local plumbers who are registered with Living Water Smart.