How can I find out my designated watering days?
You can find out by going to the Water Corporation website – we like to be helpful, so if you click here you’ll go straight to the right page.
What are the basic rules for watering days in Perth?
Garden reticulation in Perth is subject to some pretty strict rules, with set times (before 9am and after 6pm) and designated watering days based on where you live.
Perth also has a permanent winter sprinkler ban in place from 1st June – 31st August each year.
What about if I have a bore in my garden?
If you have a bore in your garden you are entitled to one extra day watering day each week. You can still receive a fine if you are caught watering outside of these allocated days.
What can – and can’t – I do outside of my watering days?
It might be prohibited to run your reticulation system outside of your designed watering days, but there are still things using water that you can do.
- Hand water with a hose
- Top up your swimming pool
- Wash your car with a hose
- Top up a pond or fountain
- Run your reticulation system
- Hose your driveway
- Use a high pressure hose (e.g. one used to clean your pavers)
Why is there a watering ban in place during winter?
Because the rain can look after your garden beds and lawn instead. Evaporation rates are generally lower in winter, so there’s just no need.
Having this ban in place enabled Perth to save about FIVE BILLION LITRES of water last year alone. This can then be used during the drier months.
What will happen if I water outside my designated watering days, or during winter?
Residents caught breaching the sprinkler roster or watering in winter can receive a $100 fine. Break the rules at your own risk!
On the other side of the coin, if you see someone breaching the sprinkler ban, or putting their retic on during non-watering days, you can report it here. And please do – water conservation in our dry state is essential.
Are there any watering day exemptions available?
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