Western Australia Minister for Water Graham Jacobs
One-Day-A-Week Water Sprinkler Roster Begins
Victor P Taffa
Water Minister Graham Jacobs has urged the community to save as much water as possible during the next two months as the one-day-a-week sprinkler roster begins.
Dr. Jacobs announced last week that because of virtually no run off into the dams during winter, Perth, the South-West and the Lower Great Southern would be on a one-day-a-week roster from October 1 until November 30.
The tightening of the roster from two-days-a-week applies only to users of the Integrated Water Supply Scheme (IWSS). Bore owners are permitted to use their bores for three-days-a-week. Hand watering of gardens and lawns is still allowed.
“I ask that everyone be sensible with their water use through the rest of spring and on into summer to help us manage our water supplies through a quite extraordinary time.” the Minister said.
“The community showed fantastic support for the winter sprinkler ban and I now ask that everyone shows similar support during a time when we have just come through our second-driest winter.”