Western Australia’s synthetic grass specialists, Green Planet Grass, have pledged that synthetic grass products will produce greater savings for householders in the southwest of the state with water bills expected to rise by up to 30 per cent in the next three years.
Increased scarcity of water in WA’s warming climate has led the State Government to choose supplying residents with increased amounts of drinking water supplied by energy intensive desalination. The higher costs associated with desalination are likely to be passed on to consumers after the Water Corporation said that higher capital costs to expand the water network would flow through to tariffs in an Upper House committee hearing.
The Water Corporation had already seen a ten per cent increase in customers requesting more time to pay their bills in the last financial year.
“Synthetic grass enables householders in Perth to eliminate the need for watering their lawns, leading to significant savings over the long term,” said Jeff Dennis, Managing Director of Green Planet Grass. “We are used to living in a hot, dry climate but the pressure on our water resources is clearly growing and the cost impacts are being felt by more and more people in our suburbs.
“An upfront investment in synthetic grass enables Western Australians to make drastic savings on their water bills, and those savings will only increase as the years go by. In Perth the greatest proportion of household water consumption is usually outdoors as people endeavour to prevent their gardens becoming parched and dried out so it stands to reason that eliminating the need for lawn irrigation can play a major role in slashing water bills. This will become more and more important to householders as our water costs rise.”
Green Planet Grass believe that the projected price rises will mean the savings Perth customers can make will enable them to recoup the initial outlay required to purchase and install synthetic grass within two to three years.