A permanent winter sprinkler ban applies to all scheme and bore water users in Perth, Mandurah and some parts of the South West, from 1 June to 31 August each year. Hand held watering and maintenance testing of bores is still permitted, before 9am or after 6pm, on rostered day.
Anyone using their sprinklers between June and August risks a $100 fine.
A malfunctioning irrigation controller cannot be used as an excuse for not complying with the winter ban, so please check your irrigation system – especially after a power black-out.
Autumn/Winter is a good time to upgrade your system so your garden and lawn is ready for the warmer months. Installing lawn and plants in the cooler months, enables them to establish a healthy root system before the warmer months are upon us.