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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

Drinking Water...

  • 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 Water Restriction 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

Washing Machine

  •  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.

For more information on water wise tips for yards, gardens and lawns see Information Sheet