Winter Sprinkler Switch Off

Winter Sprinkler Switch Off

Winter sprinkler ban from 1 June – 31 August

A permanent winter sprinkler ban applies to all scheme and bore water users in Busselton. No sprinklers or reticulation may be used.

The winter sprinkler switch-off helps to prevent wastage of our precious water supply and save it for drier months. Evaporation rates are low in winter and there is usually sufficient rainfall to sustain lawns and gardens.

Anyone using their sprinklers during this time risks a $100 fine. Remember to switch off your reticulation system. Even if you are away when the ban comes into effect, it is your responsibility to ensure that your sprinkler system has been turned off.

Although there are restrictions in place for irrigation use, hand watering is allowed. This means you can use a watering can or hand-held hose (as long as the hose only has 1 outlet) on any day of the week. Although times aren’t regulated, we strongly recommend to hand water before 9am or after 6pm.

If you observe sprinklers being used at a property during the ban, please contact Busselton Water. It is important to record as many details as possible including the address, time and date, and what you saw.