With summer around the corner, the Liberal National Government, through the Water Corporation, has partnered with South Metropolitan TAFE to deliver six free waterwise irrigation workshops across Perth.

More than 40 per cent of household water use occurs outside the home and Water Minister Mia Davies today encouraged the community to take part in the workshops.

"These workshops provide the community with a great opportunity to learn how to effectively irrigate their gardens and lawn," Ms Davies said.

"Water use peaks as the weather heats up, so it is important irrigation systems are programmed to ensure every drop of water used is effective."

Free irrigation workshops will be held on:

Saturday, October 22 at The Watershed Water Systems, Jandakot
Saturday, October 29 at The Watershed Water Systems, Joondalup
Saturday, November 5 at The Watershed Water Systems, Midland
Saturday, November 12 at The Watershed Water Systems, Morley
Saturday, November 19 at The Retic and Landscape Shop, Southern River
Saturday, November 26 at Total Eden Watering Systems, Mandurah.

The workshops will educate participants about choosing the right irrigation systems, efficient irrigation of lawns and gardens, subsurface watering, and how to use your irrigation controller.

To secure your spot at the free workshops, register online at http://www.watercorporation.com.au/irrigationworkshops - be quick as places are limited.

The Minister said working with the community to reduce water use formed part of the Water Corporation's long-term Water Forever plans to secure water supplies in the drying climate.

"We all have a responsibility to use water wisely and I encourage the community to take part in this great program and help save water," Ms Davies said.

Fact File

  • Waterwise garden irrigators can also provide expert advice on irrigation systems - to find one near you, visit http://www.watercorporation.com.au/waterwise  
  • Remember to take advantage of the Water Corporation's Waterwise Garden Rewards program, with offers available for selected mulch, soil improver and soil wetting agent products, redeemable at Bunnings stores

Media Enquiries:

Contact: Minister's offfice

Phone: 6552 5500