Water Saving Tips
1. Check that your home is leak-free; read your water meter before and after a two-hour period when no water is being used. If the meter reading has increased, there could be a leak.
2. Only put the washing machine on when you have a full load.
3. Install a water efficient shower head (WELS rated 3 star or above).
4. Don’t leave the tap running while you brush your teeth. Simply wet your toothbrush before you begin and use a glass of water to rinse your mouth.
5. Installing flow regulators on taps can help to save water by taking the place of regular tap washers and allowing water to flow at predetermined rates.
6. A leaking toilet can be extremely wasteful. To check your cistern, place a few drops of food colouring in the tank. If the water in the bowl changes colour without flushing it, you’ve got a leak, and it’s time to call a Waterwise Plumber.
7. Operate the dishwasher only when it’s full. When buying a new dishwasher, look for a 4 ‘Star’ rated model which uses as little as 15 litres per wash
8. Install a greywater re-use system
9. Reduce your shower time, saving up to 12 litres a minute