TIME TO SHAME WA­TER GUZZLERS

Cockburn Gazette - - OPINION -

DO YOU have a house in your neigh­bour­hood that runs its sprin­klers for an hour ev­ery sec­ond morn­ing? It can be­come re­ally an­noy­ing. We live on the dri­est con­ti­nent on earth. Wa­ter is a pre­cious com­mod­ity. What right do house­hold­ers think they have to run their retic­u­la­tion out­side of ros­ter days? And for so long that wa­ter runs down the street and into the drain. Be aware, you can re­port them. And it could cost them a $100 fine. Just go to the Wa­ter Cor­po­ra­tion web­site and click on the “Save Wa­ter” tag. Scroll down and click on the tag “What can I do if I see some­one wa­ter­ing out­side of their days?” and fill out the sprinkler breach form. On a big-pic­ture scale, it is time that Perth res­i­dents ditched their pam­pered green lawns for some more water­wise so­lu­tions. There is quite a bit of wa­ter­sav­ing in­for­ma­tion on the Wa­ter Cor­po­ra­tion site.

Rick Lee - Ed­i­tor

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