Sprin­kler ban looms

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - Street Watch -

PERTH res­i­dents will have to switch off their retic­u­la­tion sys­tems be­fore the win­ter sprin­kler ban starts on June 1.

The wa­ter-sav­ing ini­tia­tive started in 2010 and the State Gov­ern­ment says it saves about 4.5 bil­lion litres of wa­ter each year.

“Gar­dens re­ceive enough wa­ter from win­ter rain­fall, so there is re­ally no need for ad­di­tional wa­ter­ing dur­ing the cooler months,” Wa­ter Min­is­ter Mia Davies said.

Wa­ter Cor­po­ra­tion ap­plies penal­ties of $100 to those who use sprin­klers dur­ing the ban.

It also ap­plies to more than 2500 ground and sur­face wa­ter li­censees who have win­ter sprin­kler re­stric­tions, in­clud­ing lo­cal gov­ern­ments, schools, golf cour­ses, gov­ern­ment de­part­ments, uni­ver­si­ties, Tafe cam­puses, ma­jor parks and busi­nesses.

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