Six million litres of water saved since program began in October

Six million litres of water saved since program began in October

YANCHEP residents have saved about six million litres of water since Water Corporation launched a program in the coastal suburb last October.

The utility’s spokeswoman Clare Lugar said the water-saving program included a series of personalised letters and a free irrigation reset service.

“Around six million litres of water has been saved since letters were sent to around 2500 Water Corporation customers in Yanchep, containing personalised information about water use and tips to help reduce water use,” she said.

“By receiving updates every two months, households can view the results of their water saving-efforts- with small changes having a big impact on water use.”

Ms Lugar said residents had found the free irrigation reset service helpful, with the 45 households that took up the opportunity to use the service saving the most water.

“The average reduction in run times of sprinkler systems in the Yanchep households that have taken up the reset service has been 70 per cent,” she said.

“There is still plenty of time for Yanchep households to take part, with details of the service available on our website.

“The drying climate continues to impact the Perth metropolitan area. Last year Perth recorded its ninth driest winter on record and the equal warmest year in 117 years.

“We all need to take responsibility for the amount of water we use and I encourage the Yanchep community to keep up the good work.

“Yanchep was chosen to be part of the wider water-saving program, as water is supplied to the suburb from local bores.”

Households in Yanchep received letters in October and December last year and will receive more letters this February and April.

Ms Lugar said the irrigation reset service was also running in Dalyellup, Eaton-Australind and Karratha.