Can I get fined if I do use my sprinklers?
Yes, you can. The Switch-off is an enforced ban, and anyone in the Winter Sprinkler Switch-off area found using their sprinklers between June and August, risks a $100 fine. Our inspectors are out in force 7 days a week and all complaints are investigated.
What if my irrigation controller malfunctioned?
You could still receive a fine. A malfunctioning irrigation controller is not an excuse for not complying with the winter ban, so check your irrigation system – especially after a power black-out.
I’ve spotted someone using their sprinklers. Where do I go now?
If you’ve spotted someone using their sprinklers during the Switch-off, fill in our report a breach form or call the Waterwise Helpline on 13 10 39 (24 Hours).