Saving Water at Work

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You can find information on current changes to our programs, services and facilities, necessitated by precautions introduced in the face of the Coronavirus pandemic here...

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Level One Water Restrictions

Are still in place across the LGA. Find out more about Dam Levels and Water Restrictions...

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Bushfire Recovery Portal

Council have created the bushfire recovery portal to ensure that the recovery process is as simple and clear as possible...

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Rent Waived

Council to Waive Rent from Community Groups and Sports Clubs

An extension of the current rent waiver for local community and sporting organisations that rent facilities from Council will be provided for the three months...

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Botanic Garden

Federal Funds Earmarked for Community Projects

An allocation of $1.38m in funds from the Australian Government has been earmarked for the North Coast Regional Botanic Garden Glasshouse Project and the next stage of the Jetty Foreshores Project...

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Coffs Coast Youth Inspired by Cultural and Civic Space

The cultural, social and technological opportunities being offered by the planned youth space in the Cultural and Civic Space have sparked excitement among local youth and educators...

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Saving Water at Work

Have you ever stopped to think about how much water is used at work?  Every person uses about 150 litres per day of treated water in workplace environments.  That's 16 buckets per person per day, which is 30% of our total water usage.

Most of the water used in factories, commercial buildings, educational institutions and other workplaces goes in air conditioning, food processing and manufacturing processes.  A significant portion used for cleaning, food and drink preparation, gardening, and in toilets and washrooms. We all have a community responsibility to use water carefully in the workplace by adopting water-efficient practices, and ensuring that work processes do not waste water.

How Water Efficient is Your Workplace?

The National Australian Built Environment Rating System (NABERS) is a performance-based rating system for existing buildings. NABERS provides tools to help workers in several different types of businesses to rate the environmental impact, including water efficiency, of their workplaces. Currently, it is possible to rate:

  • apartment buildings
  • office buildings/tenancies
  • shopping centres
  • hotels