Domestic garden bores add to the water supply for many households in the Perth metropolitan area. They tap into shallow local groundwater, a resource that is also used for watering crops, schools, parks and playing fields, drinking water, and is important for the environment and liveability.
To encourage households with a domestic garden bore to be waterwise, the Department of Water manages water use through restrictions and a winter sprinkler ban, and advises where water quality is unsuitable for domestic garden bores. Looking ahead, as we experience the effects of a drying climate, there will be less groundwater available to share. It is time to think about how we use domestic garden bores so our groundwater remains sustainable. What are your ideas for that?