Water smart business
Business and industry play a major part in protecting our waterways.
Brisbane City Council released the WaterSmart Strategy and Brisbane's Total Water Cycle Management Plan. Council will be rolling out implementation plans for the Strategy. Simple tips to help your business be water smart include:
Be a water smart workplace
Harvest the stormwater from your building and paved areas and reuse for irrigation or washing down vehicles. Keep chemicals and detergent out of stormwater drains. Create raingardens and investigate other water sensitive urban design opportunities.
Understand your flood risk
There are many simple things businesses can do to prepare themselves, their workforce and their customers.
Care for your local waterway
Start a creek care group at work so you can keep rubbish and weeds out of the local creek, help re-establish native vegetation and educate your fellow workers. Contact your local catchment group to get involved.
The following are other useful links for business: