Spring Response to Climbing Water Use PT2

Episode: 10
Title: Spring Response to Climbing Water Use PT2
Broadcast: 21st November 2015
Presenter: Chris Ferreira

In 1996, Perth had great rainfall and good runoff which gave plentiful supplies to get us through the summer ahead. But, fast forward just a few years and things could not be more starkly different.

  • Our climate is changing, our rainfall is dwindling and so is the amount of water running into our dams and so we are left with a very tragic and thirsty scene.
  • Our record dry winter is being followed by a brutally dry spring and as the temperature has soared, so has our water consumption. This means that the dwindling supplies required to get through the summer are already being plundered.
  • If you have a pool, make a great start by getting and using a pool cover. This can save up to 55 litres of water a day especially if you cover it after every swim.
  • It also reduces evaporation, keeps your pool warm and keeps the dreaded leaves out. Make sure to not overfill the pool too.
  • Check that the sprinklers are working well as sometimes over the winter layoff, they could have been broken, overgrown or just pointing the wrong way.
  • Remember to use good quality replacements that will save maintenance time, water and money in the long run.
  • A Waterwise Garden Irrigator or the Waterwise Irrigation Design Shop can help make your irrigation system more waterwise.

Water Corporation: Contact - 13 10 39
Website: https://www.watercorporation.com.au/save-water

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