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Information on Winter Sprinkler Bans

Tomorrow (June 1 2018)  you need to turn off your reticulation and water bore for the winter sprinkler bans. This involves households, businesses and councils in Perth, Mandurah and parts of the South-West and Great Southern.

Anyone who uses sprinklers from June to August risks a $100 fine.

Retic ban in Perth in Winter
Winter sprinkler Swutch-off in Perth from June 1 to August 31

Bore water users are allowed to flush sprinkler systems once a week on their normal rostered watering days, either before 9am or after 6pm, for 2 minutes per station to maintenance test their bore. Hand watering is permitted when needed. If you have just installed a new lawn you can apply for a new lawn exemption HERE

Any questions about the Winter Sprinkler Switch-Off can be answered at this Water Corporation website

Water Minister Dave Kelly reminded us that the switch-off saved about five billion litres of scheme water in winter 2017, enough water to fill up Optus Stadium five times.

Winter is a great time to consider a domestic water bore so you and your garden are ready for summer. Waiting times are shorter. Call us on 9246 0111 or go to our website HERE.

 

Can I use my water bore during Perth sprinkler bans?

 

Winter sprinkler bans are in place across Perth, Mandurah and parts of the South-West and Great Southern from June 1 until August 30 each year. Many people are not aware they are not allowed to use their reticulation during winter.

Turn off retic controller
Turn off retic controller

Perth has had winter sprinkler bans since 2010 and saving about  4.5 billion litres of scheme water each year.

What does this mean for Perth bore owners? Bore owners are allowed to flush irrigation systems once a week on their rostered watering days, either before 9am or after 6pm, for about 2 minutes per station during winter. They can also be run during the ban period for the purposes of installation, testing and repair. Hand watering is permitted during the ban and customers can apply for an exemption for new lawns.

You can get more information at the Water Corporation website HERE or if you have any questions about using your water bore in winter in Perth call 9246 0111. On this Water Corp link there is an interactive map that lets you know if your property is included.

It is important to check your water bore and reticulation during winter and if you have any issues call us and we will be happy to help.