Group plants with similar needs together so they all get the right amount of water.
Adjust the height of your lawn mower. Taller grass shades roots and holds soil moisture better than short grass.
When washing your hands, turn off the tap while you lather them.
Use sprinklers that deliver big drops of water close to the ground. Smaller drops and mist often evaporate before hitting the ground.
Make sure that you turn off all taps tightly any time you turn them off.
Remember to regularly check your sprinkler system valves for leaks, and to keep sprinkler heads in good shape.
Using compost in your garden or flower beds adds water-holding organic matter to the soil.
If you accidentally drop ice cubes, don’t throw them in the sink. Drop them in a house plant instead.
Soak pots and pans instead of letting the water run while you scrape them clean.
Cook your food in as little water as possible. This also helps it retain more nutrients.
Wash your pets outdoors, in an area of your lawn that needs water.
Don’t overfill the pool. Lower water levels will reduce water loss due to splashing.
Water only when necessary. More plants die from over-watering than from under-watering.
Don’t water your plants or lawn on windy days when most of the water blows away or evaporates.
Reuse leftover water from cooked or steamed foods to start a nutritious soup, it’s one more way to get eight glasses of water a day.
did you know?
On average, each Sydneysider uses around 200 litres of water every day.
When washing your hair in the shower, turn off the tap while you lather.
While fertilisers promote plant growth, they also increase water consumption. Apply the minimum amount of fertiliser needed.