Indoor Conservation Tips

In the kitchen

  • Make sure your dishwasher is full before turning it on
  • Fix leaking taps
  • Put plug in sink when running water to wash fruits and veggies or for rinsing dishes
  • Avoid using running water to defrost frozen food

In the bathroom

  • Turn the tap off when brushing your teeth or shaving
  • Install a low-flow showerhead
  • Use dual-flush on the toilet or place a filled water bottle in the toilet cistern
  • Have showers instead of baths and keep your shower short

In the laundry

  • Make sure you do a full load or use the water filling guide depending on the amount of washing
  • Front-load washing machines use 50 percent less water than top loaders

Outdoor Conservation Tips

In the garden

  • Collect water in drums or tanks from roof run off
  • Minimise evaporation by watering during the early morning
  • Check the forecast - if there's rain ahead, let it water for you
  • Check your garden hose and taps regularly for leaks and use a trigger nozzle on the hose to reduce water loss
  • Wash your car on the lawn so your lawn gets watered too

The lawns

  • Do not worry about the lawn drying out over the summer as it will rejuvenate naturally with cooler and wetter weather
  • Do not water your lawn on windy days

The outdoors

  • Don't hose the dirt off your driveway, use a broom instead
  • Use a bucket to wash the house or windows
  • Make sure you check for leaks consistently and repair if necessary