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Reduce our use

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Implementing water conservation measures helps to maintain our water storage volumes and maximise our drinking water supplies. We all need to reconsider how we use water every day, and there are many simple things we can do around our home or business to help reduce water use. So, let's work together to reduce our use.

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View our television commercial where Bree and the Bradley family share simple water saving tips and tricks that we can all do around our home to reduce our water use.

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Tips to save water 

Let's reduce our use! Here's some water saving tips you can implement at home to help maintain our water storage volumes and lessen the impact on our water drinking supply.

In the Bathroom
40% of household water
In the Toilet
¼ of water used in the bathroom is flushed!
In the Laundry
15-20% of household water

In the Kitchen
10% of household water

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  • Check for leaks
  • Install water saving devices
  • Turn off the tap when you’re brushing your teeth.
  • Reduce your shower time
  • Capture water in a bucket while waiting for your shower to warm up (use it in your garden or washing machine)
  • Check for leaks
  • Install a dual-flush toilet system
  • If it’s yellow, let it mellow. If it’s brown, flush it down
  • Check for leaks
  • Install water saving devices on your taps
  • A full load is best - wait until your washing machine is full.
  • Install a grey water hose to run from your washing machine out to your garden, or capture the water in a bucket and reuse elsewhere
  • Check for leaks
  • Install water saving devices on your taps
  • Capture water in a container while waiting for the water to warm up, or when you’re rinsing (use it in your garden)
  • Only use the dishwasher when you have a full load

This page was last updated on: 13 February 2020