- Friday 11 July 2008
Sunshine Coast Council in partnership with the State Department of Local Government, Sport and Recreation, will commence work, July 14 on Mooloolaba’s famous Loo with a View, to reduce water consumption within the facility by 25% or more.
Councillor Chris Thompson said reducing water consumption and maintaining water efficiency is a high priority for council.
“We see water efficiency as an important responsibility and are committed to maximising this in each of our tier one assets”.
“The technology employed in this facility is the lynchpin in creating a water efficient design,” Cr Thompson said.
“We have developed a water efficiency management plan with a target to reduce water consumption within the facility by 25% or more”.
Council applied for a grant under the Round 3 of the Reduction of Potable Water Loss and Consumption program, and received $35,777 funding from the State Department of Local Government, Sport and Recreation. Further funding has been sought for the provision of rainwater tanks.
The refurbishment of the project will total $200K and be representative of the water efficiencies applied in council tier one buildings.
“Waterless urinals and rainwater storage tanks will assist in achieving the reductions,” Cr Thompson said.
“We also need patrons to be responsible in their water usage to achieve this level of savings.”
“By continually raising community awareness and creating a cultural shift in perceptions about water saving methods, we can achieve the best results.”
The facility will close from 14 July for approximately eight weeks while the refurbishment takes place. Alternative public toilets can be located on the southern side of the Mooloolaba surf club.