Busselton residents are being reminded the state-wide winter sprinkler ban will begin on June 1.
Hand watering and pressure testing of bores is permitted once a week on rostered watering days, before 9am or after 6pm, for two minutes per station.
Those using sprinklers between June 1 and August 31 risk being fined $100.
Busselton Water chief executive officer Chris Elliott said customers needed to think carefully about how they used water this winter and allow the rain to water gardens and lawns.
“Last winter, between June and August, 16,000 kilolitres more water was used than the same time frame the previous year,” he said.
“This winter we would like to reduce water use in the Busselton area and the first step is turning off all sprinklers and reticulation systems on or before June 1.”
Some Busselton children shared their ideas on how to save water around the home.
“Don’t leave reticulation on when it’s raining,” said 11 year-old Jemma Batterbee.
“Catch rain in tub when there’s a storm,” said 10 year-old Kelani Trott.
“Collect water from the rain for the inside plants too,” said 5 year-old Eva Patterson.
“Not watering the garden too often,” said 6 year-old Oliver Gradisen.
For more information, visit busseltonwater.wa.gov.au.
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