Water wise tips

There are many simple things you can do around your home and garden to use water efficiently.

When you follow our water wise tips, you will be well on your way to saving our most precious resource!

Save water inside your home

  • Make sure you have a full load before turning on your dishwasher and washing machine.
  • Reduce your shower by one minute each day and you can save over 3,000 litres a year.
  • Turn off the tap while you brush your teeth or shave.
  • Rinse vegetables and thaw frozen food in a part-filled sink rather than using running water.
  • Install water efficient taps or make your current taps water efficient by installing flow regulating aerators.
Children brushing teeth

Make sure you turn off the tap while brushing your teeth.

Save water outside your home

  • Water your garden using a trigger nozzle in the early morning or evening to reduce water loss through evaporation.
  • Use a broom, rake, outdoor blower or vacuum instead of hosing paths, patios or driveways.
  • Plant local natives that attract wildlife and need less maintenance and watering.
  • Add mulch to your garden to reduce water loss.
  • Wash your car on the lawn to water and fertilise at the same time.
Man watering garden with a hose fitted with a trigger nozzle

Water your garden using a trigger nozzle in the early morning or evening

Fix leaks around your home

Make sure you check for leaking taps. One leaking tap can waste up to 2,000 litres a month.

Get to know your water meter. If the numbers on it are turning while no water is being used in your home, you could have a leak.

Lady fixing tap

Replace washers as soon as taps begin to leak

Learn more about saving water

Learn more about saving water in your:

Find out about using Rainwater tanks to store water at your home.