Save water

852967248dd3e6cb3942a1fe6af42945_XLDID YOU KNOW….   Australia is one of the world’s largest consumers of water?!

What can you do now

  • Take shorter showers. A shower uses 10-20 litres of water every minute.
  • Use a broom to sweep and clean outdoor surfaces rather than the hose.
  • Turn off the tap when you brush your teeth.
  • Comply with local water restrictions, when in effect.
  • Do not operate the dishwasher and washing machine until you have a full load or make sure you adjust the load setting to suit your washing requirements.
  • Wash fruit and vegetables and rinse dishes in a plugged sink or a bowl instead of running under water.
  • Don’t over water your lawn – train it to use less water by encouraging the roots to grow deeper. Also water during the morning and evenings to minimise evaporation

What can you do in the future

  • Install water saving devices like AAA-rated showerheads, dual flush toilets, tap aerators and flow controllers.
  • Look at the Water Efficiency Labelling Standard (WELS) star-rating when buying new appliances such as washing machines or dishwashers. The more stars, the more water efficient the machine.
  • Check that pipes and taps are in good order. Promptly fix or report any leaks or drips – a leaking tap can waste 200 litres of water a day.
  • Install a rainwater tank in your backyard to use for washing the car and watering the garden.
  • Explore installing a water efficient dripper system for irrigating.
  • Choose native plants and grasses that require less water than other non-native species.
  • Mulch your garden to prevent water loss.