Because of the drying climate, the State Government introduced water-efficiency measures, including the introduction of restrictions on domestic sprinklers.
These restrictions include permanent efficiency measures, an annual winter sprinkler switch-off that applies to domestic sprinkler use and some non-domestic use, and can also include extra efficiency measures and restrictions from time to time such as extensions of the winter sprinkler switch-off period or other restrictions.
Domestic garden bore restrictions are imposed by the Water Agencies (Water Use) By-laws 2010. These by-laws are made by the Minister for Water, with advice from the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation, under the Water Agencies (Powers) Act 1984.
Scheme water users
For information on current scheme water restrictions and all other queries please contact your water service provider.
Anyone found using a household bore between 9am and 6pm, during the winter sprinkler switch-off, or outside their rostered days, can be fined $100.
If you receive an infringement, you will need to make a payment.
How to report misuse
If you see someone misusing water, please contact your water service provider:
Water Corporation: report sprinkler breach online
Aqwest (Bunbury Water Corporation): 9780 9500
Busselton Water (Busselton Water Corporation): 9781 0500