Jeff Beard with the new waterless urinals at Dungog Memorial Bowling Club.A trip to the mens’ at Dungog Memorial Bowling Club will now use 65 per cent less water with new waterless urinals installed in one of the club’s bathrooms.
A $2000 grant from Hunter Water gave the club part of the funding needed to refurbish the bathroom.
Club chief executive Jeff Beard was pleased with the refurbished bathroom.
“The installation of the three waterless urinals in men’s bathrooms has minimised our water usage by eliminating the need to draw water from our town reticulated water system to flush our urinals,” he said. “The greater Dungog community will also benefit from our additions as the water not used by the club will remain in the town water supply.
“We were able to employ three local tradesmen in this project; a tiler, a plumber and a plasterer. We like to support local businesses and this grant has benefited three other businessmen as well as the club.”
Mr Beard said he was keen for the club to continue down the waterwise path with plans to eventually install tanks to collect water off the club roof and greens.
“We’ve put in for another Hunter Water grant for that and if we get $28,000 to $30,000 that would save a whole lot of water,” he said. “It would be a huge financial and environmental benefit.”
Hunter Water’s environment and s u s t a i n a b i l i t y manager Angus Seberry said Hunter Water was pleased to be able to support Dungog Bowling Club with the grant for the urinals.
“Hunter Water is always looking to help local organisations improve their water efficiency and now the Dungog Bowling Club can look forward to reducing their water bills,” Mr Seberry said. “Waterless urinals can reduce water usage in the men’s bathrooms by up to 65 per cent, which will be a considerable saving for the club. We also hope their example can encourage other businesses to think about their own water usage.”
Applications for Hunter Water’s 2012-13 Community Funding Program close on Friday, March 30.
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