Water saving tips
Helping you save more than water
Water use is a variable cost on your water bill, so saving water around the home can help to reduce payment amounts.
Here are some easy tips to help you on you way that wont cost money.
Tips to save water indoors
- Reduce your shower time to four minutes.
- Don’t let water run from the tap when you brush your teeth. Use a glass of water to rinse your mouth instead.
- Exchange your showerhead for one that’s water efficient – for free. It’s part of the Showerhead Exchange Program.
- Only run the washing machine with a full load.
- If you have an old single flush toilet, install a cistern weight.
- To check if your toilet is leaking, put a few drops of food dye in the cistern, wait 15 minutes and then check the water in the bowl. If the food dye colour appears in the bowl you have a leak. Repair immediately.
Tips to save water outdoors
- Remember to mulch your garden – it prevents evaporation by up to 70 per cent.
- Prepare soil using compost, wetting crystals and a seaweed-based tonic on your plants, to ensure your soil stays as healthy as possible.
- A dripping tap or leaking hose wastes a lot of water. Check your outdoor taps and hoses and repair immediately.
- If planting new plants, choose drought tolerant varieties that have a better chance of survival in dry climates.
- Don’t cut the lawn too short. Longer grass has deeper roots, which requires less water.
- Use a water-saving hose connector to help reduce the amount of water used by your hose.
For more information on any of these tips, please phone our Customer Support Team 1800 637 316.