On on the eve of World Water Day 2020, Brisbane-based AIS Water has highlighted that trillions of litres of water are unnecessarily wasted each year by Australia’s swimming pools.

With global water conservation in the spotlight for tomorrow’s World Water Day 2020 (22nd March 2020) and amid concerns about resource sustainability in the wake of the Coronavirus outbreak, AIS Water is calling out commercial pool operators in Australia for wasting water as a result of what it sees as “archaic water disinfection practices including liquid and granular chlorine dosing”.

With Australia entering another year of potential drought, the Brisbane-based company is calling for an end to the trillions of litres of water being wasted by many municipal, school, university, hotel, resort and aquatic centre swimming pools.

With AIS Water’s systems proven to eliminate water wastage in swimming pools, company Chief Executive, Elena Gosse (pictured below) says “now, more than ever, we need to be considering the health of our planet in the face of this pandemic, and water is a precious resource for our country, especially when it comes to food production and maintaining public health.

“Pool water waste is taking a huge environmental and economic toll on our country and around the world and it would seem that no one is doing anything about it.

“While farmers are wringing their hands in despair and waiting for rain, and Australian households are growing familiar with limiting showers and parched gardens, many of Australia’s commercial swimming pool operators are literally dumping trillions of litres of water annually.

“In order to maintain safe disinfection and water chemistry levels, pools using conventional liquid or granular chlorine dosing must constantly dump or dilute the pool water. Then there’s the potentially lethal health and safety risks associated with handling and storing chlorine.

“It’s ridiculous on so many levels and has to stop.

AIS Water last year worked with Griffith University in Brisbane to quantify the amount of water wasted in pools.

The independent research found that one, 50-metre public swimming pool dosing with liquid or granular chlorine can waste 1.6 million litres of water per year through water dumping and drainage, at an average cost of $40,000 in water rates.


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