Water saving tips

Water is a precious resource, so we shouldn’t waste it.
There are many simple things you can do around your home and garden every day to use water efficiently.
Which water saving tips do you practice at home? Search our indoor and outdoor categories.

indoors

Insulate your hot water pipes. This will save time waiting for water to heat up.

indoors

bathroom

kitchen

laundry

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.

indoors

indoors

Opt for the eco setting on your dishwasher or washing machine whenever possible.

indoors

kitchen

laundry

indoors

Bathroom water is perfect for reusing in the garden, so save everything you can.

indoors

bathroom

indoors

Whenever possible opt for a shower rather than a bath to save water.

indoors

bathroom

indoors

Only wash dirty clothes, towels, and bedding. Try to get as much use out of them before putting in the wash.

indoors

laundry

indoors

When you give your pet fresh water, don’t throw the old water down the drain. Use it to water your trees or shrubs.

pets

garden

indoors

Opt for a front loader instead of a top loader and check the WELS rating next time you’re shopping for a washing machine.

indoors

laundry

outdoors

Place rocks and mulch around the base of your plants to decrease evaporation.

garden

indoors

outdoors

When planting, opt for denser soil that will retain more water.

garden

outdoors

Install a rainwater tank with a level indicator so you can tell how much water is in your tank at a time.

garden

water wise rules

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.

garden

water wise rules

outdoors

Ensure all water features use recirculating pumps to reuse the water.

garden

outdoors

Plant water lilies in fountains as the leaves cover the pool and help to prevent evaporation.

garden

outdoors

Spot clean your car rather than washing everything.

garden

water wise rules

Use sprinklers or watering systems to establish new lawn and gardens at any time for the first 14 days.

outdoors

garden

water wise rules

outdoors

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.

garden

indoors

When cleaning out fish tanks, give the nutrient-rich water to your non-edible plants.

indoors

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