Winter sprinkler ban season now on
PERTH and Mandurah residents have to switch off their reticulation systems to comply, with the winter sprinkler ban which started on June 1.
The water-saving initiative started in 2010. The State Government said it saved 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 which have winter sprinkler restrictions, including local governments, schools, golf courses, government departments, universities, Tafe campuses, major parks and businesses.