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.

Keep water in the fridge rather than waiting for the water to cool from the tap.

kitchen

Wash your vegetables and rinse dishes in a plugged sink or basin – not under a running tap.

kitchen

Wait for a full load of washing before reaching for the detergent.

laundry

Use the half flush when flushing the toilet.

bathroom

Make sure your dishwasher is full before using.

kitchen

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.

bathroom

Plant for the climate & soil in your area.

garden

Keep your showers to four minutes.

bathroom

Install a WELS rated water saving showerhead and save on water and energy costs.

bathroom

Use watering cans or trigger nozzles on hoses so that you water the areas that need it.

garden

Water your garden before 10 am or after 4 pm to reduce water loss through evaporation.

garden

Wash your car with a trigger nozzle on the lawn so that you water and fertilise the grass at the same time.

garden

Remove weeds as soon as they sprout – they take water away from your plants.

garden

Water each plants’ roots, not the leaves.

garden

Scrape your dishes, rather than rinsing, before putting into the dishwasher.

kitchen

Use a cover to save half your pool water from evaporating each year.

garden

Always use a broom or rake rather than a hose to clean your driveways and hard surfaces.

garden

Group plants with similar needs together so they all get the right amount of water.

garden

Adjust the height of your lawn mower. Taller grass shades roots and holds soil moisture better than short grass.

garden

When washing your hands, turn off the tap while you lather them.

bathroom

kitchen

laundry

Use sprinklers that deliver big drops of water close to the ground. Smaller drops and mist often evaporate before hitting the ground.

garden

outdoors

Make sure that you turn off all taps tightly any time you turn them off.

kitchen

bathroom

laundry

indoors

outdoors

Remember to regularly check your sprinkler system valves for leaks, and to keep sprinkler heads in good shape.

garden

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