With winter here, it’s important that we follow the Winter Sprinkler Ban across Perth from the 1st June until 31st August. It’s also important when it’s raining, whatever month it is, that all controllers are turned off. Following winter, all residents should adjust their sprinkler settings to avoid over-watering.
Seasonal adjustment settings:
Water Corporation have created the following table outlining the seasonal adjustment settings on your sprinkler controller in accordance with each month. The table works through increasing or decreasing your set water times by a percentage value. For example, if your watering zone is set to run to a run time of 10 minutes on your water day, set the seasonal adjustment to 80% and the zone of irrigation will now run for 8 minutes instead.
Table 1: Seasonal sprinkler run times ‐ Source: Water Corporation. (n.d.).
Type of sprinklers and recommended running times to reduce water use:
1. Pop up / fixed spray sprinklers: 10 minutes
2. Rotary sprinklers: 30 – 40 minutes
3. Gear drive rotator: 25 – 30 minutes
4. Dripline sprinklers: 20 – 30 minutes
Remember to check your sprinklers regularly to avoid obstructions and blockages.
For more information, visit the Water Corporation website.
References: Water Corporation. (n.d.). ‘Sprinklers & irrigation.’ Available at: https://www.watercorporation.com.au/save‐water/in‐thegarden/sprinklers‐and‐irrigation (Accessed 3 April 2020).