With the assistance of a Community Water Grant, TAFE NSW – Western Institute’s Orange campus has undertaken a venture expected to reduce the site’s consumption of town water by 2.6 million litres of water each year.
“We have been establishing sustainable gardens using native, drought tolerant plants and setting up water-efficient irrigation systems designed to maintain the sub-soil moisture level,” she said.
“These initiatives will mean that we are using water more efficiently and achieving better health of our grounds.”
“Our new bore will help us care for the gardens on the campus, contribute responsibly to the community’s need to find alternate ways to conserve our town water reserves and reduce our operational costs.”
The initiative was a result of an idea from the Campus Gardener Warren Roughley and TAFE’s environmental committee supported by
The campus received a Community Water Grant of $20,000 from the Australian Government to undertake this project.