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Alice Springs Correctional Centre

Alice Springs Correctional Centre


Assistant Superintendent Bill Yan from the Alice Springs Correctional Centre has been implementing some changes in a bid to reduce their water usage. “Once we received the Water Efficiency Audit report, the centre management immediately made the commitment to implement the recommendations outlined as well as looking at further alternatives to reduce our water usage across the site” said Bill.


The centre has been able to identify significant water savings by finding and repairing leaks and reducing their lawn area which they will replace with drought tolerant gardens. They have improved their irrigation practices and installed flow restrictors on internal taps and showers and tamper proof taps externally. Bill said “We are also tackling the wastage of water during hygiene activities and looking to commence an education plan throughout the facility to stop water wastage.


This initiative provides a number of benefits for the centre but also provides benefits in reduced costs to the taxpayer. We also understand that it is an environmentally responsible initiative for the NT Department of Correctional Services to do as a large water consumer in the region. The centre is keen to be seen as a leader in this area within Central Australia.”