Sprinkler roster reminder for Goldfields and Wheatbelt communities
Did you know there are sprinkler rosters in place across Western Australia? Water Corporation is reminding communities across the Goldfields and Wheatbelt to check their sprinkler systems are set to the correct days.
Water Corporation Goldfields and Agricultural Regional Manager, Sharon Broad, explained how the sprinkler roster worked.
“Communities south of Kalbarri and Kalgoorlie are subject to a two-day-per-week sprinkler roster,” Mrs Broad 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.
“Those north of Kalbarri and Kalgoorlie, such as Menzies, Laverton and Leonora, are subject to an alternate day roster. If the last digit of your house number is even, you can only water on even numbered days of the month or odd days of the month if your house number is odd.”
The best way to check your rostered sprinkler day is to visit Water Corporation’s website watercorporation.com.au
Remember to only use your sprinklers once on your rostered day either before 9am or after 6pm. Those with a bore are able to water on additional 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, or if an inspector observes sprinklers have been used.
If you witness anyone breaching the sprinkler roster, you can report it online at watercorporation.com.au/breach or call 13 10 39.
Mrs Broad praised the majority of Goldfields and Wheatbelt residents for being waterwise, with 47 warnings and three fines issued in 2018.
“Most people do the right thing when it comes to following the sprinkler roster and Water Corporation research shows it is strongly supported in the community, but a small number of residents still do not comply,” Mrs Broad said.
“It is also important for residents to regularly check their irrigation controllers, especially after power outages which can reset sprinkler systems to come on every day.”
For more information about sprinkler rosters, visit Water Corporation’s website www.watercorporation.com.au
Contact: Tony Snelling
Position: Manager Customer & Stakeholder – Goldfields & Esperance
Phone: (08) 9622 4808