- Up to 500 households can apply for a rebate on weather-based irrigation controller
- 40 per cent of household water use goes on the garden
- This week is National Water Week and all Western Australians are encouraged to spring into action to reduce their water use
Perth households can save on their water bills and reduce their water use with a $250 rebate on offer for the purchase of a weather-based irrigation controller, which automatically adjusts your sprinkler needs based on local weather conditions.
Up to 500 eligible households can apply for the $250 rebate on the purchase of a weather-based irrigation controller and there is also a separate $100 rebate for applicants who seek waterwise irrigation advice and assistance to set up their new controller.
A trial by the Water Corporation involving 60 customers found the 'smart' controllers can reduce garden water use by 15 per cent - about 95,000 litres.
Six different irrigation controller products are available through the rebate program which finishes on May 31, 2019. Customers can purchase the devices through a Waterwise Irrigation Design Shop or a Waterwise Garden Irrigator endorsed by the Water Corporation.
For more details, visit: https://www.watercorporation.com.au
Comments attributed to Water Minister Dave Kelly:
"This is a great offer for Western Australians to reduce their water bills and save water at the same time.
"Saving water is crucial for WA, particularly the south-west corner of our State, which is one of the places on the planet most impacted by reduced rainfall as a result of climate change.
"With 40 per cent of household water used on our gardens, these 'smart' irrigation controllers are one of the easiest ways we can reduce our water use and secure water supplies for the future.
"The technology assesses local weather data from the internet and automatically adjusts your irrigation controls to ensure your garden gets the drink it needs, without wasting precious water.
"We ran a similar program last year and have used customer feedback to make this year's rebate offer simpler."
Minister's office - 6552 6100