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.

Although there are restrictions in place for irrigation use, hand watering is permitted any day of the week with a watering can or hand-held hose (as long as the hose only has one outlet).  Although watering times are not regulated, we strongly recommend hand-watering either before 9am or after 6pm.

The Winter Sprinkler Switch-off does not apply to irrigation systems that use water collected by rainwater tanks.

Pressure testing of bores is permitted once a week on normal watering days and only the once either before 9am or after 6pm for two minutes per station.

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.