Can I water a commercial market garden or plant nursery?
Yes. You can water all produce and plants for sale in market gardens and nurseries but not surrounding lawns and gardens.
What types of products can apply to use the Waterwise label?
The Waterwise Products Program focuses on water savings that can be achieved in the garden and includes any water saving product that falls into one of the Smart Approved WaterMark categories.
Why are only Smart Approved WaterMark products eligible for the Waterwise Products Program?
Smart Approved WaterMark is Australia’s water conservation label, identifying and promoting products and services that help to save water.
Can I water my new lawn outside of my watering days?
You can apply for a temporary watering exemption if you are installing a new garden or a new lawn, including roll-on lawn, runners, shredded lawn and seed. Both manual and automatic irrigation qualify for an exemption. Apply online now
How are my watering days determined?
Watering days are determined by the climatic conditions in the region you live in and whether or not you use scheme or bore water.
How many litres of water do people use in Perth each year?
Perth is one of the highest water using cities in Australia, the average water use in 2015-16 per person was 127,000L. That's a lot of water, but together we can work towards our target for 2030 and reduce water use by 15% per person.
You can use our water use calculator to see how much water your household uses. If you'd like to find out how your suburb performs when it comes to saving water you can check your suburb’s water use
We also regularly publish metropolitan water updates that have weekly stats on how much water is being used, rainfall and dam storage.
Can my product carry both the Waterwise logo and the Smart WaterMark label?
Yes, we would strongly encourage you to feature both labels. The Waterwise logo is unique to WA and endorses waterwise products and services.
How can I reduce water use in my office?
There are many ways you and your colleagues can save water in the office. Simple actions such as encouraging all colleagues to turn off taps, and introducing a maintenance scheme to fix leaking taps can all add up to big water and cost savings in the workplace.
How long does the Waterwise endorsement last for?
All products with Smart WaterMark certification are required to renew certification every 2 years. As long as your product continues to meet the requirements of the Smart WaterMark renewal process and abide by the Waterwise terms and conditions you are authorised to use the Waterwise logo.
Can I use a high pressure water cleaner?
You can only use a high pressure water cleaner or hand held hose to spray buildings, building sites, demolition sites, paths, paved areas and roads to: fight fires; avoid a threat to public health or safety (eg: cleaning up a chemical spill); and construct, demolish or repair buildings, paved areas and roads.
Water Corporation acknowledges the Traditional Custodians throughout Western Australia and their continuing connection to the land, water and community. We pay our respects to all members of the Aboriginal communities and their cultures; and to Elders past, present and emerging.