Home Water Saving Tips

Category: Save Water at Home

Around 50 per cent of the water you use is for household use. Saving water around the home can be achieved in many ways:

  • Check for leaks - leaking taps, pipes or dishwasher hoses can waste more than 2,000 liters of water per month. Checking for leaks is a cheap and easy way to save water. Replace washers regularly to avoid leaks.
  • Install water efficient tap ware - water efficient taps and showerheads can save up to $100 a year in water and energy costs. Combining water efficient tap ware with aerators and flow restrictors can help reduce water use by 50 per cent compared with standard tap ware.
  • Turn off taps - Leaving taps running when not in use can waste up to 17 liters per minute. Ensure you turn off taps when brushing teeth, washing vegetables or cleaning.
  • Short showers - taking shorter showers can save hundreds of liters of water each year.
  • Install a dual flush toilet - dual flush toilets are water efficient and use up to 60 per cent less water than single flush toilets.
  • Install water efficient appliances - appliances such as dishwashers and washing machines can often use a large amount of water. When purchasing water-using appliances, ensure you choose a product that has a high water efficiency rating, such as a AAA rating. Ensuring you always have a full load before washing can also reduce water use.
  • Recycle water - you can reuse some of your household wastewater, known as greywater, to use for watering your garden or for toilet flushing. Restrictions do apply to greywater.

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