Keep water in the fridge rather than waiting for the water to cool from the tap.
Wash your vegetables and rinse dishes in a plugged sink or basin – not under a running tap.
Wait for a full load of washing before reaching for the detergent.
Use the half flush when flushing the toilet.
Make sure your dishwasher is full before using.
did you know?
A small drip from a tap can waste as much as 128 litres of water a day.
Use a plug rather than running water to rinse your razor, brush your teeth or wash your face.
Plant for the climate & soil in your area.
Keep your showers to four minutes.
Install a WELS rated water saving showerhead and save on water and energy costs.
Use watering cans or trigger nozzles on hoses so that you water the areas that need it.
Water your garden before 10 am or after 4 pm to reduce water loss through evaporation.
Wash your car with a trigger nozzle on the lawn so that you water and fertilise the grass at the same time.
Remove weeds as soon as they sprout – they take water away from your plants.
Water each plants’ roots, not the leaves.
Scrape your dishes, rather than rinsing, before putting into the dishwasher.
Use a cover to save half your pool water from evaporating each year.
Always use a broom or rake rather than a hose to clean your driveways and hard surfaces.
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.