Lo­cals wast­ing wa­ter

Weekend Courier - - Street Watch -

THE worst sub­urbs in Perth for wa­ter wastage have been re­vealed and Baldivis and Se­cret Har­bour have taken top spots.

The State Gov­ern­ment re­leased the top 10 sub­urbs where res­i­dents re­ceived the most breaches for us­ing their sprin­klers out­side of ros­tered times.

Wa­ter Min­is­ter Dave Kelly said de­spite Perth show­ing a de­crease in wa­ter use in 201617, the city was still the big­gest wa­ter user in the coun­try.

“We are also the Aus­tralian city most im­pacted by re­duced rain­fall as a re­sult of cli­mate change and this means we all need to do our bit to en­sure we use wa­ter wisely,” Mr Kelly said.

“The Perth com­mu­nity is very sup­port­ive of sprin­kler ros­ters; in 2017, nearly 90 per cent of warn­ings is­sued were the re­sult of con­tact from the pub­lic. peo­ple keep to their sprin­kler ros­ter days.”

Scheme wa­ter users can use sprin­klers two days a week be­fore 9am or af­ter 6pm.

Bore wa­ter users are al­lowed one ex­tra day in the same time range.

Peo­ple who wit­ness a breach of the sprin­kler ros­ter can make a re­port at www.wa­ter­cor­po­ra­tion.com. au/breach or call 13 10 39.

House­holds re­ceive a $100 fine if they are sighted breach­ing the sprin­kler ros­ter by an in­spec­tor.

They re­ceive a warn­ing if they are re­ported by a mem­ber of the pub­lic, or if an in­spec­tor ob­serves sprin­klers have been used.

Wa­ter­ing days are de­ter­mined by the last digit of a house­hold’s street num­ber.

To find out your wa­ter­ing days, go to www.wa­ter cor­po­ra­tion.com.au/save­wa­ter/wa­ter­ing-days.

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