Water Saving Tips

Evaporative Coolers

  • 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

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

Toilets

  • 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

Showers

  • Keep showers to approx 4 minutes by using a timer
  • Install a 3 Star WELS rated showerhead

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Dishwasher

  •  Only run the dishwasher when there is a full load.
  •  Wipe waste off plates before washing

Washing Machine

  •  Run the washing machine with full loads and if replacing the machine, purchase a higher star rating model.

General

  •  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.