Like scheme water, bore water is still water and a resource that should be used wisely. The Winter Sprinkler Switch-off applies to scheme and bore users, and if our inspectors catch a bore user not following the rosters we pass it on to Department of Water who issue infringements and are responsible for bore water licensing. There are some exemptions for bore water use, such as those using bore water for operational purposes.
For more information, you can read the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation’s FAQ’s.
Bore water users are allowed to flush sprinkler systems once a week on their normal rostered watering days, either before 9am or after 6pm, for about 2 minutes per station. If you have a bore and want to perform maintenance on your sprinklers, make sure you check your watering days first.