Households, businesses and councils are reminded that with winter officially starting tomorrow (June 1), garden sprinklers need to be switched off.
Last year, the Winter Sprinkler Switch-off saved nearly five billion litres of precious water – enough water to fill up Optus Stadium five times.
All scheme and domestic bore water users need to switch off sprinklers from 1 June to 31 August 2018. Hand watering is still permitted.
The Winter Sprinkler Switch-off also applies to many licensed groundwater users that irrigate areas of non-commercial turf, lawn and gardens.
Groundwater licence conditions may allow for the watering of active sporting areas to maintain safe use, for bore maintenance and to establish new lawns and gardens for a limited period.
For more information, visit www.wintersprinklerswitchoff.com.au.