Make sure that you turn off all taps tightly any time you turn them off.
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.
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.
When washing your hair in the shower, turn off the tap while you lather.
Toilet leaks can be silent! Be sure to test your toilet for leaks at least once a year.
If your dishwasher is new, cut back on rinsing. Newer models clean more thoroughly than older ones.
Use one glass for your drinking water each day, or refill a water bottle. This will cut down on the number of glasses to wash.
Select the proper pan size for cooking. Large pans may use more cooking water than necessary.
Collect the water you use while rinsing fruit and vegetables. Use it to water house plants.
While you wait for hot water, collect the running water and use it to water plants.
Washing dark clothes in cold water saves water and energy, and helps your clothes retain their colour.
Monitor your water bill for unusually high use. Your bill and water meter are tools that can help you discover leaks.
When ice cubes are leftover from your drink, don’t throw them out. Pour them on a plant.
did you know?
A 10 minute shower uses up about 200 litres of water.
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.