Climate change is one of the things that most everyone cares about. We all have a part to play in trying to adapt to the effects of climate change. With the reduced annual rainfall going to the dams, we can’t rely on this resource as much as we did 50 years back. We need to find ways to overcome the situations and reduce our footprint.
So how can I help? How can I become waterwise? The following steps will be helpful in your efforts to become a water wise household.
- Organise your waterwise Reticulation using a professional waterwise irrigator:
Use a professional Irrigator certified by Water Corporation. This is the best way to ensure that your garden is watered according to the water restrictions rules in Perth.
Your reticulation system expert will use smart controllers and water wise sprinkler heads to achieve the most efficient way to water your garden based on your needs. Smart controllers give you the ability to control and manage your watering set up from your phone.The app is simple and easy to use on your mobile. It gives you the freedom to go about your normal routine without having to worry about whether your garden is being attended to.
- Check your sprinkler run times:
Make sure that your watering is set up for your watering days only. Your irrigation system should usually be working before 9am and after 6pm only once a day.
Check your watering days here: Watering Days Perth & WA | Sprinkler Days & Restrictions – Water Corp
Make sure that your reticulation controller is set for the right seasons. Do not forget to switch off the water for winter. This starts on the 1st of July every year.
For more information check: Water Saving Sprinklers & Irrigation | Sprinkler Run Times & More
- Attend to your broken sprinklers or pipes promptly.
Every little bit helps when it comes to water saving. If your pipes or sprinklers are leaking or worse broken, call a professional to deal with the issue before the damage becomes more extensive.
We can detect and repair all pipe and sprinkler related issues. It is part of what we do. This will help you save both water and money. Contact us today
- Use waterwise plants:
Choose the best plants for your area. Here in Perth, we have lots of plants available for our particular climate which is mostly dry and hot.
Plants that are low maintenance and which need less water are suited to our Perth climate. These include the Aloe varieties, Kangaroo paw varieties, Grevilleas and Banksias.
Search for waterwise plants for your specific suburb here: Waterwise Plants Perth & WA
- Use waterwise products in your home:
Every little bit counts. Save money and water by using waterwise products in the house and become more water efficient. Reduce your water bills and water consumption.
For example, choosing shower heads that are high on the WELS scale are the way to go. The more stars the better. This applies to all your other appliances like dual flush toilets, water taps, washing machines and dishwashers.
In WA, The Water Corporation has developed a simple way for consumers to find the best waterwise products on the market. Look for the “Smart approved watermark” waterwise logo on packaging to identify and determine which products are the best to use.
Install a Rainwater Tank
Collecting Rainwater is free, I mean besides the initial design and install. Why not use this to improve your water efficiency and become a sustainable and water efficient household? Rainwater could be supplying part of your total yearly household water usage and save you up to 20% on your mains water usage when connected to your house.
Rainwater harvesting is dependent on your location, roof catchment area available and climatic conditions. This system will allow you to be less dependent on scheme water. Plumb all the utilities in the house to your rainwater system and save water and money.
Becoming smart and waterwise is working towards a better future for you and your family. These steps are just the beginning of what you can do to reach sustainability and water efficiency. We can help you with all of the above. We are just a phone call away.
Contact us today for your personalised quote.