600 breach sprinkler roster: Water Corp
The Water Corporation has reminded Pilbara residents to stick to watering their gardens according to sprinkler rosters.
The sprinkler roster was introduced in October 2007 as part of permanent State-wide water-efficiency measures.
Water Corporation North West regional manager Kerrie Chapman said an analysis had indicated watering every second day was sufficient to maintain a healthy garden in the region and anything more was simply a waste of water.
“Overall the community response to the sprinkler roster has been positive, but some people are still not doing the right thing,” she said.
“Since July 1, 2011, more than 600 residents have been found in breach of the sprinkler roster.”
Mrs Chapman said the sprinkler roster was part of a Statewide initiative to encourage communities to be more careful with their water use.
“We encourage everyone to check their irrigation controllers to make sure they comply with the watering roster.
“It is also important to regularly check controllers and replace the batteries to ensure they are working.”
Water Corporation officers patrol all towns in the North West and Mrs Chapman said neighbours and other concerned community members often phone the Water Corporation, advising of breaches.
“We encourage the public to report people breaching the sprinkler roster by calling us on 13 10 39,” she said.
If a Water Corporation inspector observes a breach, a customer may be fined $100.
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