How to Save Water and be Rainwise

Simple Tips to show you how to Save Water – Outside

  • Try to keep the water level of your pool halfway up the skimmer opening. Overfilling the pool stops the skimmer working efficiently and wastes water
  • A pool cover is an easy way to reduce evaporation and the need to regularly top up your pool’s water level. Without a cover, more than half the water in your pool can evaporate over a year
  • Install a rainwater tank combined with a TankFlush system to provide backup mains water in the event of no rainwater
  • Use a grey water system to recycle water from the washing machine for use in your garden
  • By whatever means, watering your garden in the evening reduces loss through evaporation
  • Choosing local native varieties and other water wise plants attracts wildlife and means less maintenance and watering.

Simple Tips to show you how to Save Water – Inside

  • Check for leaks in taps, pipes, dishwasher hose etc. One leaking tap can waste more than 2,000 litres a month!
  • Prevent taps from leaking by turning taps off lightly and replace washers as soon as they begin to leak
  • Automatic dishwashers can use up to 40 litres of water per load. By using a dishwasher with at least a 3 star / AAA rating, you can get this figure down to 18 litres per load. Also, it’s best to wait until you have a full load in your dishwasher before using it. This saves water and energy, and reduces the amount of detergent entering the sewerage system
  • Install water efficient taps or tap aerators in kitchens and bathrooms
  • Washing fruit and vegies in a half-filled sink instead of under running water is a great way to cut back on water wastage
  • Try to use phosphate-free, eco-friendly detergents and cleaning products – there’s a great range to choose from these days and they’re much better for our environment
  • Most washing machines have a load adjustment button or dial, so try to set this to match the amount of washing you’re doing. If your machine doesn’t have a load adjustment function, try to wait until you have enough washing for a full load
  • Installing a 3 star / AAA rated showerhead can give you a great shower and save you around 10 litres of water a minute
  • They also save energy costs, as you’ll use less hot water.

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