Rainfall in WA has been declining since the 1970s, which means we have to work together to reduce water use and reuse water.
A greywater system can help you save water by irrigating your garden with water from the bath, shower, washing machine, and laundry trough. Some systems are also approved to use water from kitchen sink.
Installation of a greywater system in your home requires approval by the City and there are legislative requirements you need to be aware of.
Follow the simple steps to installing a domestic greywater system:
- Read the Code of Practice for the Reuse of Greywater in Western Australia 2010. All greywater reuse systems must meet the legislative requirements of the Greywater Code of Practice.
- Lodge an Application to Construct or Install an Apparatus for the Treatment of Sewage. It is an offence to install and use a wastewater system without an approval and “Permit to Use” from the local government.
Switch Your Thinking
The City of Wanneroo has partnered with the team at Switch Your Thinking to provide the Wanneroo community a comprehensive guide to sustainable living.
Switch Your Thinking is an exciting initiative that works with government, business, industry, community groups and individuals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and contribute to global efforts to secure a safe climate.
Click on the links below for specific information and tips on how to lower your impact on the environment and live more sustainably.
Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation Strategy
Council has adopted a new Climate Change Adaption and Mitigation Strategy that will guide the City in implementing adaption actions in response to Climate Change. These actions will minimise the risk to the community from increasing temperature, reduced rainfall, extreme weather events, coastal storm surges and other climate related risks.
Click below to download the strategy.