There are many ways to save water… some better than others
Saving water comes in all shapes and sizes. Like getting a camel as a water-efficient pet or training naked to cut back on washing. Although it might be easier to simply stick with 4-minute showers and full loads of washing.
Find out how Sydney saves by visiting our tips page.
Total water storage across Greater Sydney on Wednesday 13 November is 46.8%
This figure is updated daily from unverified data from WaterNSW.
Weekly verified reports can be viewed at the WaterNSW website.
A small change, makes a big difference
With our drought getting worse we’re asking the residents of Illawarra, Blue Mountains and Sydney to visit The Small Change Shop and pledge to use water differently. If everyone makes a few small changes to how they use water, we’ll collectively make a big difference.
people across greater Sydney pledge to save water by:
- Having 4-minute showers*Having 4-minute showers*
- Turning off the taps*Turning off the taps*
- Using the 1/2 flush on the loo*Using the 1/2 flush on the loo*
- Doing full loads of laundry*Doing full loads of laundry*
*Litre savings break down as follows: 4-minute showers = 23L per day, Turn off the tap = 16L per day, Full loads of washing = 5.5L per day, Half-flush on the loo = 15L per day. All litre breakdowns derived from the Sydney Water End Use Study 2019.
By using more water-efficient products Australian households can save water and help the environment.
What do level 1 water restrictions mean for you and your business?
We have some of the best drinking water in the world and over five million people drink our refreshing tap water every single day.
Reduce your impact
Sydney Water is committed to protecting and caring for our beaches and waterways. During 2016-17 we removed nearly 2,000 cubic metres of litter from waterways, including one million plastic bottles.
Drink containers are a huge part of the problem. Drinking tap water is a simple way we can all personally reduce our reliance on single use plastics.