St Barbara’s Leonora operations has for the second time been awarded a Gold Waterwise Business Award by the West Australian Water Corporation. This award recognises the significant improvement in town water use and efficiency.
St Barbara achieved these results through training, a structured audit program and the implementation of key actions from the Water Efficiency Management Plan (WEMP). Five sub-metres were installed across the Leonora operation leading to the discovery and repair of several leaks. Water efficient shower heads and appliances have been installed throughout the village accommodation. These two initiatives alone achieved a 15% reduction in water usage across the site.