All living plants and animals require water to survive. Since the mid 1970’s the south western region of Western Australia has suffered a decline in rainfall (Department of Water). This has been most prominent in the late autumn and winter months and has resulted in a 50% reduction in stream flow. Stream water flow provides our dams with the water we drink and in some cases, such as in the Perth Hills, it also provides water for use on our gardens, as bore water is not available.

Regardless of whether you use scheme, ground water or a combination of both, it is everyone’s responsibility to be waterwise, as the reduction of rainfall effects the entire water cycle and water availability.

View the Water Sources for Perth- an interactive presentation provided by the Water Corporation

  • Waterwise: In the Garden
    Tips on plants, efficient irrigation, establishing a new lawn, soil health, garden mulching and more
  • Water Saving Tips:
    Information on fixing water leaks, retrofit taps and showers to more efficient products, turn sprinklers off in winter, use grey water in your gardens, turn the water off when you brush your teeth, choose WELS rated appliances and more.

Not sure what to plant?
Why not be waterwise and grow native plants in the garden.
Find out more our plant recommendations here

What Can I Do?
Waterwise Council
Water Action Plan
Water Quality Monitoring
Water Campaign
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