1.Brush your teeth with the tap off!
Leaving the tap running when brushing your teeth wastes up to 10L per minute. Our surveys show 8 out of 10 people have changed their habit and are now turning the tap off. Are you helping to make a difference?
2.A running tap can use 10L of water per minute.
You could capture a bucket of water for the garden every time you had a shower when waiting for the temperature to heat up. Imagine how many litres you could save!
3.Water your plants with greywater
A greywater system can help you save drinking water by watering your garden with water from the bath, shower or washing machine. A greywater system in a 4 person house can provide around 40, 000L of water per year to use on your garden.
4.Plug the sink or use a bowl when you're washing vegies.
Running taps contribute to water waste, running the tap to rinse fresh produce can use up to 10L of water per minute! Avoid unnecessary waste by putting a plug in the sink or using a bowl when cleaning fruit and veg. The water you collect can be used on your garden.
5.Save 50L of water when you reduce your washing by one load a week
Washing machines account for 16% of all water used inside the average home. Reducing your washing by just one load a week could save almost 2,600L each year! Look to upgrade to a water efficient machine which use half as much water as the older models, less energy and they are much gentler on your clothes!
6.Are you watering more than your garden?
Check your irrigation system to ensure you are not watering too long or putting water where it isn't needed, such as onto paths and buildings.
7.A running tap can use 10L of water per minute.
You use less water washing your car with a bucket than if you take it to a car wash.
Using 6 buckets of water (60L) would still use less water than a typical self-service car wash. Make sure you don't leave the hose running.