Winter Sprinkler Switch-off starts

News Update 1 June 2018
The annual Winter Sprinkler Switch-off starts today, running from 1 June to 31 August, 2018.

Water Minister Dave Kelly has reminded households, businesses and councils in Perth, Mandurah, and parts of the South-West and Great Southern regions that with winter officially starting today (June 1) they needed to switch off garden sprinklers.

Last year, the Winter Sprinkler Switch-off saved nearly five billion litres of precious water - enough water to fill up Optus Stadium five times.
All scheme and domestic bore water users need to switch off sprinklers from June 1, 2018 to August 31, 2018. Hand watering is still permitted.
The Winter Sprinkler Switch-off also applies to many licensed groundwater users that irrigate areas of non-commercial turf, lawn and gardens.
Groundwater licence conditions may allow for the watering of active sporting areas to maintain safe use, for bore maintenance and to establish new lawns and gardens for a limited period.

  • The Winter Sprinkler Switch-off is in place from June 1 to August 31 each year
  • The switch-off saved about five billion litres of scheme water in winter 2017
  • Every drop of water you save reduces the cost of your water bill.

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