The Western Australian Government has announced a water saving education initiative that will offer 13,000 Perth housholds free water efficiency coaching and water saving devices.


The H2ome Smart initiative is an attempt to save up to 600 million litres of water over the next 12 months.


Incentives such as vouchers for water efficient appliances, shower timers and efficient showerheads will be offered to reduce household water consumption, as well as prizes of up to $500.


More than 5,000 households have already signed up to the first stage of the $2 million program, which is jointly funded by the State and Federal governments.


The initative comes as authorities warn that Perth’s water storages could run dry by the end of summer.