Up To 500 Households Can Apply For Weather-Based Irrigation Controller Rebate

Up To 500 Households Can Apply For Weather-Based Irrigation Controller Rebate

Western Australia Minister for Water Dave Kelly

Saving Money And Water With An Irrigation Controller Rebate

Victor P Taffa

  • Up to 500 households can apply for a rebate on weather-based irrigation controller
  • 40 % of household water use goes on the garden
  • This week is National Water Week and all Western Australians are encouraged to spring into action to reduce their water use

Perth households can save on their water bills and reduce their water use with a $250 rebate on offer for the purchase of a weather-based irrigation controller, which automatically adjusts your sprinkler needs based on local weather conditions.

“This is a great offer for Western Australians to reduce their water bills and save water at the same time.” Minister for Water Dave Kelly said.

“With 40 % of household water used on our gardens, these ‘smart’ irrigation controllers are one of the easiest ways we can reduce our water use and secure water supplies for the future.”

Up to 500 eligible households can apply for the $250 rebate on the purchase of a weather-based irrigation controller and there is also a separate $100 rebate for applicants who seek waterwise irrigation advice and assistance to set up their new controller.

A trial by the Water Corporation involving 60 customers found the ‘smart’ controllers can reduce garden water use by 15 % or about 95,000 litres.

6 different irrigation controller products are available through the rebate program which finishes on May 31, 2019. Customers can purchase the devices through a Waterwise Irrigation Design Shop or a Waterwise Garden Irrigator endorsed by the Water Corporation.