A PLAN to conserve water and improve its quality in local waterways has been developed by Kingston Council.
The “integrated water strategy” has been adopted by council. The strategy outlines goals for 2050, including to reduce the usage of potable drinking water usage per day to 130 litres per person. Council estimates that in 2019, 165 litres of water were used per person per day.
Kingston mayor Hadi Saab said that council hopes to focus on ways to use water wisely, use more alternative water like rainwater, and protect local waterways from litter and pollution.
“This important work builds on our award-winning inaugural integrated water cycle strategy from 2012 that has been instrumental in guiding council’s objectives and actions related to water management over the last 10 years and was the foundation for many of the innovative projects and approaches that we have implemented,” Saab said. “The new strategy has deliberately been written as a community-focused document that explains our future direction, what council will do, and what actions our community can take. It includes an implementation plan that clearly explains actions and timeframes across a broad range of initiatives, such as raising community awareness, improving developer outcomes, and constructing integrated water infrastructure. The strategy is supported by the more detailed full picture document that provides additional information about our journey, challenges, and opportunities.”
To view the water strategy, visit yourkingstonyoursay.com.au/integratedwater