Showershowerhead

  • Take shorter showers to save on energy costs as well as water usage.
  • Switch to a water efficient shower head. They use around 9 litres of water per minute, while old style showerheads use around 20 litres per minute. *
  • If you shower for 6 minutes, a water efficient shower can save up to 20,000 litres of water per person per year.*
  • If you’re trying to cut down on shower times, a timer can be useful – choose from a manual egg timer or an electronic one.
  • Shower with a bucket and you can collect water for the garden while waiting for the water to heat up.

Taps

  • A leaking tap can waste up to 20,000 litres per year*, so make sure you fix leaks as soon as you notice them.
  • Consider installing flow restrictors in your taps, as they can reduce water flow by up to 50 per cent.
  • Turn off the water while you’re brushing your teeth.
  • Fill the sink with a small amount of water to rinse your razor and face when shaving instead of running the tap.

Bath

  • Check the temperature as you fill to avoid unnecessarily adding extra water to get the correct temperature after the bath is at the right level.
  • Use as little water as possible in the bath by placing the plug in before you turn the tap on. Only fill the bath with as much water as you need. Use less for children and pets. You may also like to bath children together.

Boys in bath with bubbles

Toilet

  • If you’re buying a new toilet, choose a dual flush model. These toilets use just 4.5 litres for a full flush and 3 litres for a half flush. They can save the average home up to 35,000 litres per year.
  • Don't flush needlessly. Use the half-flush option on dual flush toilets and only ever flush the Three Ps - pee, poo and paper
  • Check for leaks in your toilet by placing a few drops of food dye into the cistern. If, after 15 minutes, the food dye has seeped into the bowl then you may have a leak. We recommend you get in contact with a licensed plumber to fix this for you.

* https://www.smartwatermark.org/Victoria
^http://www.waterrating.gov.au/consumers/water-efficiency