South West residents: Do you know your sprinkler days?
Did you know there are sprinkler rosters in place across Western Australia? Water Corporation has reminded communities across the South West to check their sprinkler systems are set to the correct days.
This follows a 21 per cent increase in the number of warnings issued for breaching sprinkler rosters across the South West, compared to the same time last year.
Water Corporation Acting South West Regional Manager, Nicky Waite, explained how the sprinkler roster worked.
“Households and businesses across the South West can use their sprinklers either before 9am or after 6pm, two days per week,” Ms Waite said.
“Your allocated watering day is based on the last digit of your house or lot number. If there is no house number, the lot number is used.
“From 1 June to 31 August each year, a total winter sprinkler ban is in place across the South West where sprinklers cannot be used.”
The best way to check your rostered sprinkler day is to visit Water Corporation’s website watercorporation.com.au/save-water/watering-days
Property owners receive a $100 fine if they are sighted breaching the sprinkler roster by an inspector, and a warning if they are reported by a member of the public.
If you witness anyone breaching the sprinkler roster, you can now report this online at watercorporation.com.au/breach
Those with a bore are able to use sprinkler systems before 9am or after 6pm daily.
If you have recently experienced a power outage, check your sprinkler system hasn’t been reset to run every day.
- So far in 2017, 432 warnings have been issued for breaching sprinkler rosters across the South West. This is a 21 per cent increase compared to the same period last year, when 357 warnings were issued.
- 446 infringements have been issued for breaching sprinkler rosters across the South West so far in 2017. This is a slight increase from the same time last year, when 438 infringements were issued.
Contact: Lauren Lane / Tony Snelling
Phone: (08) 9725 5148