Sprinkler ban looms
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.