You want to keep your lawns and gardens healthy and green – but did you know that there are strict rules around watering days for all Perth properties to protect our valuable resources in our dry climate?
Western Australia introduced sprinkler rosters in 2001 as a test to conserve our water resources, this was successful and was made permanent in 2007. By observing these watering days and restricting the use of scheme and bore water, WA residents save around 4.5 billion litres of water a year!
Here are the watering rules you need to know…
- Scheme water and bore water users in Perth, Mandurah and towns south of (and including) Kalbarri and Kalgoorlie can use their sprinklers either before 9am or after 6pm. Where there is no street number, the lot number is to be used.
- During winter, there is a total sprinkler ban in place from 1st June – 31st August. Don’t forget, if you are caught using your sprinklers during this time, you could earn yourself a $100 fine.
- Watering must only take place before 9 am and after 6pm.
- If you have a bore, you are allowed an extra watering day every week – but still within the allocated watering days for your residence.
- If you want to water by hand, you can do this outside of your watering days, but it’s best for your garden if you do this before 9 am and after 6pm as well. Watering in the cooler hours before 9am helps keep evaporation to a minimum, and also keeps your lawns cooler during the hottest parts of the day for happier, healthier grass.
Not sure what your watering days are?
Head to the Water Corporation website here to search your allocated watering days using your house number and postcode.
Remember, it’s vital that we all work together to preserve our water resources here in Western Australia, and when using a quality irrigation system, the allocated watering days are enough to keep your lawns and gardens green and healthy.
If your irrigation system doesn’t seem to be giving your lawns and gardens what they need, talk to our team for a reticulation assessment or optimisation today.