Western Australia Reminded Of Winter Sprinkler Ban 1 June- 31 August 2017

Western Australia Reminded Of Winter Sprinkler Ban 1 June- 31 August 2017

Western Australia Minister for Water Dave Kelly

Don’t Forget To Turn Your Sprinklers Off For Winter

Victor P Taffa

  • Winter sprinkler ban in place from June 1 to August 31, 2017
  • Ban applies to scheme and bore water
  • Sprinkler ban saved 4.8 Billion litres of scheme water in 2016

Water Minister Dave Kelly today reminded households and businesses in Perth, Mandurah and parts of the South-West and Great Southern regions to turn off their garden sprinklers for winter and help save billions of litres of precious water. 

“While we did have some unseasonable summer rainfall in February, it made little difference to water sources dependent on our climate dams and groundwater.” Minister for Water Dave Kelly said.

“So far autumn has been relatively dry, with no rainfall recorded at all in April in the metropolitan area.”

Residents need to turn off automatic sprinkler systems from June 1 to August 31 when the annual sprinkler ban is in effect.

“Last year, the sprinkler ban saved 4.8 Billion litres of scheme water which is enough to fill more than 2,100 Olympic-sized swimming pools.” Mr. Kelly said.

“It is more important than ever that we keep up our waterwise habits during winter and turn off sprinklers.”

Winter sprinkler ban applies to scheme and bore water users, however hand watering is permitted and customers can apply for an exemption to establish new lawns.

Breaching the winter sprinkler ban can result in a $100 fine if witnessed by a Water Corporation Water Efficiency Inspector, or a written warning if reported by a member of the public.

In areas not subject to the ban, normal watering rosters and the daytime sprinkler ban still apply.