In a typical home, almost half of all the water you use indoors is in the bathroom. This makes it a great place to start saving water. 

How to choose water efficient products

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Look out for the WELS label when you're shopping.

When you're buying water efficient products for your bathroom, make sure you look out for products regulated under the Water Efficiency Labelling and Standards (WELS) scheme. The label is designed to help you make informed choices about the water efficiency of products you're buying.

  • Shower - Choose a showerhead with at least a 3-star WELS rating. A showerhead that is 3-star rated or above cuts water use by 25%.
  • Toilets - Choose toilets with a dual-flush and always use the half flush when you can. If you're building or renovating, consider plumbing your rainwater tank to flush your toilet.
  • Taps - Choose taps with at least a 4-star WELS rating. You can also install aerators that screw onto the end of your current tap. They can reduce the flow rate by more than 50% without reducing pressure.

How to save water in the shower

  • Watch this video from Bunnings on how to save water in your shower.
  • Make sure you keep your showers to four minutes. The WELS water rating label will tell you how many litres of water your showerhead uses each minute.
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Reducing your shower from seven to four minutes each day can save you about 1,000 litres of water a year.

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