Insulate your hot water pipes. This will save time waiting for water to heat up.
did you know?
Australia is the driest inhabited continent on Earth and yet despite this scarcity of water, Australians are among the highest consumers of water per capita in the world.
Opt for the eco setting on your dishwasher or washing machine whenever possible.
Bathroom water is perfect for reusing in the garden, so save everything you can.
Whenever possible opt for a shower rather than a bath to save water.
Only wash dirty clothes, towels, and bedding. Try to get as much use out of them before putting in the wash.
When you give your pet fresh water, don’t throw the old water down the drain. Use it to water your trees or shrubs.
Opt for a front loader instead of a top loader and check the WELS rating next time you’re shopping for a washing machine.
Place rocks and mulch around the base of your plants to decrease evaporation.
When planting, opt for denser soil that will retain more water.
Install a rainwater tank with a level indicator so you can tell how much water is in your tank at a time.
People responsible for the maintenance of community gardens, bowling greens, cricket wickets, golf tees and greens, croquet, hockey, tennis and racing surfaces can use a sprinkler, irrigation system or hose fitted with a trigger nozzle at any time.
Ensure all water features use recirculating pumps to reuse the water.
Plant water lilies in fountains as the leaves cover the pool and help to prevent evaporation.
Spot clean your car rather than washing everything.
Use sprinklers or watering systems to establish new lawn and gardens at any time for the first 14 days.
Connect your entire gutter system to a rainwater tank and ensure the entire surface area of your roof has a gutter system to collect the most water possible. The larger the surface area, the more water you can collect.
When cleaning out fish tanks, give the nutrient-rich water to your non-edible plants.