Can a professional test my irrigation system on or outside of my allocated watering dates and times?
You can employ a professional in the irrigation, turf, garden or landscaping industries to test your irrigation system on or outside of your allocated watering days and times, however there are rules that must be followed.
Can I water lawns and gardens using irrigation systems between the hours of 9am and 6pm?
No you can’t – you can only water once on your rostered watering day, either in the morning BEFORE 9am or in the evening AFTER 6pm.
Is there any fine for breaching the winter sprinkler ban?
Yes, anyone in the winter sprinkler ban area found using their sprinklers between June and August, risks a $100 fine. You can report breaches at anytime by completing our sprinkler breach form
How many litres of water do people use in Perth each year?
Water supplied per person is the amount of water we supply to Perth divided by the population. It includes water supplied to both residential and non-residential customers. In 2017-18 it was 123 kilolitres per person per year.
Most Perth residents continue to reduce their water use – amazingly by 35% since 2001. We now have similar water supplied per capita to that of Adelaide and are approaching that of Canberra and Sydney. Well done!
But, there’s always more we can do and we’ve got a lot’s of tips that can help you save water.
If you live in the Perth metro area or Peel region, you can compare your water use with similar households with our Water Watchers online tool.
Do you have any tips on how to save water in and around the home?
Yes we do. Click here to head to our tips section.
I’ve spotted a sprinkler breach during the Winter Sprinkler Switch-off. Where can I report it?
You can fill out our report a breach form or call the Waterwise Helpline on 13 10 39 (24 hours).
Is there anywhere I can view waterwise products?
Many waterwise products are available to view at various Waterwise Developments around Perth. A typical home in a waterwise development features taps and showers with a ‘3 star’ water rating or better, appliances with a ‘4 star’ water rating or better, and waterwise gardens.
Find your nearest Waterwise Development
What happens if I water more often to establish my lawn or garden without a watering exemption?
It is likely that one of our inspectors will notice that the sprinklers are operating outside the required days and or times. As a result an infringement notice will be issued.
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