Heritage Gardens Water Saving Initiatives:

To reduce the potable water use for the irrigation of the established heritage gardens, the apartment complex has successfully implemented the following water saving initiatives to date: 

  • Installation of automated data logger to the mains water meter
  • Installation of a zoned drip system with rin sensor 
  • Extensive mulching 
  • Utilisation of a moisture sensor to optimise water distribution across the gardens 
  • Ongoing evaluation of water data available online for monitoring water use and detecting water leaks. 


  • Annual Water Savings: 2ML = a bit short of filling one Olympic pool each year
  • Annual cost savings: ~$5,000
  • Early detection of water leaks

OC Contact: Ian Warren (www.ardochvillage.com)

City of Port Phillip Contact: Verity McLucas