Scheme switch-off for winter

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Winter sprinkler switch off from 1 June, 2021 to 1 September, 2021

From Tuesday, 1 June 2021 the Brighton third pipe scheme will be switched off for Winter.

By switching off sprinklers in the metro area and letting the rain take care of our gardens instead, we can save almost 5 billion litres of water over winter.

Annual winter maintenance program

While the scheme is switched off over winter, we will carry out our annual maintenance program through our contractor, New Ground.

This planned maintenance work may require entry into your property. All Water Corporation employees and contractors enter private property with care and caution and endeavour to minimise disruption where possible.

To protect your reticulation system and controller box while the scheme is off, our contractors will switch the irrigation controller on the side of your house to ‘off’. Please keep your irrigation controller set to ‘off’ for the remainder of the winter switch-off period.

If you are no longer using the third pipe scheme, we encourage you to keep your controller to ‘off’ mode.

We will send you another notification in August as we prepare to switch on the scheme for spring.

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