The Water Corporation’s Waterwise Business Program has awarded the Platinum Waterwise Business of the Year award to Ingham’s Wanneroo Feedmill in Western Australia for innovative water management and industry-leading best practice on site.
The Waterwise Business Program supports many of the state’s biggest non-residential water users with improving water management and driving water efficiency across their operations.
Out of the total 262 businesses that participate in the Waterwise Business Program, Ingham’s Wanneroo site was amongst eight Gold winners. The site received the Platinum Award, the highest level water management recognition for businesses in WA.
The Wanneroo site’s Maintenance Team, led by Feedmill Manager, Jaffer Alimohamed, utilise Ingham’s sustainability action plan framework in the site’s Environmental Management Plan (EMP) to set specific actions towards the site’s Planet KPI targets and track them throughout the year. The team identified an opportunity to reduce water use in the boiler by adjusting water softening algorithms to target and treat hard water only, resulting in reduced water and improved gas use efficiency. Other projects included installing efficient fixtures, ongoing monitoring, staff training and using fit-for-purpose recycled water in our hatchery and feedmill operations.
Water Minister, Dave Kelly, recognised the recipients for saving more than 9.5 billion litres of water in 2019-20: “Aside from the environmental benefits, the sustainable use of water in the workplace also makes good business sense. It reduces operating costs and promotes businesses as a sustainable place to work.
“With the impacts of climate change becoming more apparent, it is encouraging to see such commitment and passion by these businesses recognised today to save our most precious resource.”
We are proud of this remarkable achievement by the Wanneroo team and thank Jaffer Alimohamed, Rodney Johnson and all the team members involved for leading in innovative and sustainable water management.