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.

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A small drip from a tap can waste as much as 128 litres of water a day.

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On average, each Sydneysider uses around 200 litres of water every day.

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70% of all the water used in Sydney is used at home

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A 10 minute shower uses up about 200 litres of water.

indoors

bathroom

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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

did you know?

A standard garden hose uses around 38 litres of water a minute.

outdoors

garden

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About 25,700 litres of water is needed to grow a day’s food for a family of four.

indoors

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About 400 billion gallons of water is used everyday on Earth.

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It takes an average of 635 litres (5 barrels) of water to produce 1 barrel of oil (159 litres).

indoors

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Human bones are 31% water.

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Less than 1% of the water supply on earth can be used as drinking water.

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A person can live about a month without food, but only about a week without water. If a human does not absorb enough water dehydration is the result.

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A good quality mulch will protect your garden, reduce evaporation and keep the moisture around plant roots. It’s also a great way to stop weeds.

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Your body needs a regular supply of clean water to survive. The human body is made up of 50 to 75% water. Every cell, tissue and organ uses water to work correctly.

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It takes 160 litres of water to produce an average banana and 15,400 litres per kilo of beef.

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The meals that you eat each day take huge amounts of water to produce.

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Australia uses around 25,000 gigalitres of water per annum - which is equivalent to 50 Sydney Harbours.

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Bottled water can be more than 1,800 times more expensive than tap water.

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