Get to know your irrigation system

Our irrigation systems often need more attention than we give them, and they can waste a lot of water while we’re busy doing other things. So this year, make sure you know the basics, like how to switch your irrigation off when it rains, and how to reduce your watering times while it's still cool. 

All you need is a few minutes, and the manual to your system.

Can't find it? Don't worry! You might be able to find a copy online.


Irrigation controller showing 10 minutesNow that you know what type of system you have, you can set each station run time to make sure you're watering as efficiently as you can – saving you both water and money!

Many of us have a fixed spray sprinkler system, so set your run time to 10 minutes per station to maintain a healthy garden.

Spend some quality time together

Don’t just set-and-forget your irrigation system this year, spend some time to really get to know it. Start by:

  • taking a few minutes to make sure sprinklers aren’t pointing at the footpath or driveway
  • replacing worn nozzles and broken seals with quality parts
  • checking the batteries in your irrigation controller – or replace them if it's been a while! 

Meet new people

Having trouble setting your system? Your local Waterwise Garden Irrigator or Irrigation Design Shop can give you expert advice on how to make your irrigation system more waterwise. Find someone in your area to come and get you started.



Join us for a waterwise irrigation workshop

With summer just around the corner, it’s important that your irrigation system is set correctly to keep your garden in tip-top shape.

We have partnered with South Metropolitan TAFE to deliver free workshops across Perth, focusing on the 'do's and 'don’t's of efficient watering.

Find workshop details

What kind of sprinklers
do you have?

Did you know that different types of sprinklers have different watering rates?

Find the recommended reduced watering times for your sprinkler type today! 


Pop-up/fixed spray

 Fixed spray sprinkler


 Rotary sprinkler

Gear drive rotator

Gear drive sprinkler


Dripline sprinkler