☆ Evaporative coolers require water to be bled off to waste so salts do not accumulate in the cooler. Excessive bleed is a waste. Consult the cooler's instruction manual for further details.
Washing the Car...
☆ Use a bucket and sponge to wash the car, and if possible wash it on the lawn. Use the hose only for rinsing and turn it off between rinses
☆ The Department of Health advises that we should be drinking at least 6 - 8 glasses of water per day. Water is the best drink to avoid de-hydration.
Gardens and Lawns...
☆ A timer on your garden tap can prevent wastage and save you money.
☆ There is a PERMANENT BAN on the use of sprays and sprinklers between 10am and 5pm
☆ A longer lush lawn develops a deeper root system and requires less water to look great.
☆ Mulching not only helps to control weeds, it also prevents soil drying out!
☆ When planting your garden try grouping your plants into high or low water users.
Inside your home...
☆ Check toilets for leaks by putting food colouring in the cistern. If the colour is detected in the bowl, there is a leak which needs to be fixed.
☆ Install 3-4 Star WELS rated dual-flush cisterns with an average flush of 3.5L
☆ Keep showers to approx 4 minutes by using a timer
☆ Install a 3 Star WELS rated showerhead
☆ Only run the dishwasher when there is a full load.
☆ Wipe waste off plates before washing
☆ Run the washing machine with full loads and if replacing the machine, purchase a higher star rating model.
☆ Ensure taps are turned off properly to stop drips
☆ Repair/replace parts of taps are leaking
☆ Collect cold water while waiting for the hot, to put on plants.
☆ To check for any hidden leaks, turn ALL taps off on the property. If the water meter is still running there is a leak, which may need the services of a plumber.