Saving Water in Brisbane
20/05/2014 4:21 AM
Our major print facility at Murarrie, 10km east of Brisbane’s inner city, leads the way in our approach to water resource management.
Water consumption is metered at control points such as the HVAC plant, with metre data recorded weekly so any abnormal water consumption can be identified and addressed, and rainwater is collected in a 500,000 litre tank and used on site, saving up to 40,000 litres a day.
The site’s Water Efficiency Management Plan includes a comprehensive technical and water efficiency survey. Consumption and compliance reporting is submitted to the relevant regulatory authorities annually.
The refurbishment of our Brisbane office facilities at Bowen Hills offices in 2010 has also reduced our water consumption with significant hydraulic infrastructure and modifications made to water delivery systems. Rainwater harvesting and storage capacity has been increased by 50% to be used for garden maintenance and fleet vehicle washing.