Water Conservation

As part of St Barbara’s policy to continually improve upon the efficient use of resources in our mining operations, the Leonora Operations have endeavoured to reduce the reliance on potable water from the Leonora water reserve.

The development of a new wellfield has further reduced reliance on the Leonora town water supply.

In acknowledgment of the Leonora Operations effort to efficiently use and minimise use of valuable water resources, the Water Corporation has recognised St Barbara during their 2013/14 Waterwise Business Awards. St Barbara was proud to accept two awards from the Water Corporation:

  • The Gold Award for improving water efficiency between 35% and 50%
  • The Champion Award for significant and consistent improvement in water efficiency through to 2013/14

St Barbara's Leonora Operations will strive to expand cooperative efforts in the future in order to improve efficiency across the operation including energy use and the re-use and recycling of materials.

Rehabilitation activities