Fix leaks! Just one dripping tap in your home can waste over 2,000 litres a month. To prevent leaking taps in the first place remember not to turn them off too hard.
Get to know your water meter. If the numbers are turning while no water is being used in your home its likely that you have a leak. If you're not sure where your water meter is, call Sydney Water on 13 20 92.
Install water efficient taps or make your current taps water efficient by installing aerators.
When buying a new washing machine, look for a front-loading model with at least a 4-and-a-half star energy rating.
Install a 4-star rated showerhead and you'll save water and energy by using less hot water. In the past, water saving shower heads were uncomfortable and ‘prickly’ but advanced technology now ensures your showering experience is as enjoyable as ever – you wont even know it’s a water saving unit!
Never wash vegetables under a running tap. Instead wash fruit and vegies in a half-filled sink.
In summer, keep a bottle of water in the fridge for drinking instead of running the tap until the water is cool. Its much more refreshing and will save you water AND money.
Thaw food in the fridge or microwave instead of under running water.
For the gentlemen, rinse your razor in the sink. Rinsing your razor under a running tap wastes lots of water.
Turn the tap off while you brush your teeth. Simply wet your toothbrush before you begin and use a glass of water to rinse your mouth.
If you’d like our advice to make your home more water efficient take advantage of our free 20 point plumbing inspection which can be included with any callout. Get in touch with Mr Drains here