Think climate change. Be waterwise.
Climate change means Perth receives less rainfall now than we did a few decades ago, and this means our groundwater is being recharged less than in the past. Less rainfall and less recharge, and increasing demand for groundwater, means Perth’s aquifers have shifted out of balance.
Groundwater is an important source of water for Perth and now makes up 70 per cent of all water used in the region. Besides watering many of our home gardens, groundwater is treated to supply drinking water, keeps our parks and sporting grounds green, and is used by farmers for irrigation.
For more info vist the following links
- Link to home page https://begroundwaterwise.wa.gov.au/
- Link to ‘Waterwise gardens, lawns and verges’ page https://begroundwaterwise.wa.gov.au/waterwise-gardens-lawns-and-verges/
- Link to ‘Garden bore regulation’ page https://begroundwaterwise.wa.gov.au/garden-bore-regulation/