Bal­divis sec­ond worst for wa­ter breaches

Southern Telegraph - - News - Ai­den Boy­ham

New fig­ures from the Wa­ter Cor­po­ra­tion have re­vealed Bal­divis was the sec­ond worst sub­urb in the met­ro­pol­i­tan area for breach­ing the win­ter sprin­kler ban last year.

As the 2017 win­ter sprin­kler ban be­gan on June 1, data ob­tained by the Tele­graph has iden­ti­fied Bal­divis as one of the worst of­fend­ers, with 81 in­fringe­ments recorded.

Top­ping the list in the metro area was Nol­la­mara, with 126 in­fringe­ments, fol­lowed by Bal­divis, Banksia Grove (49), By­ford (49) and Brab­ham (43).

In the City of Rock­ing­ham, Kar­nup and Golden Bay were the other main of­fend­ers along­side Bal­divis, with 28 and 18 in­fringe­ments re­spec­tively.

Se­cret Har­bour, Sin­gle­ton, Waikiki and Warn­bro also had a hand­ful of in­fringe­ments be­tween them.

Fur­ther north in the City of Kwinana, Wandi and Wel­lard had 21 and 32 in­fringe­ments re­spec­tively.

Wa­ter Corp spokes­woman Clare Lu­gar said own­ers faced fines of $100 if caught.

Res­i­dents are re­quired to turn off au­to­matic sprin­kler sys­tems from June 1 to Au­gust 31.

If any­one wit­nesses a breach, they can phone 13 10 39 or re­port it on­line at www.wa­ter­cor­po­ra­

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