Saving water at home is much easier than you might think! The key to saving water is to think about what small, simple changes you can make in your daily life to use less water.
Our tips for saving water around the house
- wash fruit and veggies in the kitchen sink half filled with water instead of under a running tap
- fill up the washing machine and dishwasher with a full load so that you save water and power
- use a glass of water when brushing your teeth instead of running the tap
- keep a bottle of drinking water in the fridge to avoid running the tap when someone needs a glass of water
- install a water-efficient shower head and have shorter showers (under 3 minutes)
- install a dual flush system in your toilet or place a brick in your cistern
- check the efficiency rating on new water appliances
Leaks can be sneaky water wasters
Check your toilet for leaks
Make sure you check your toilet, it's a common household leak!
Check by putting six to eight drops of food dye in the cistern. Leave for 5 minutes. If colouring appears in the bowl, the cistern has a leak that should be fixed. Remember to flush the toilet to remove the food dye to avoid any possible staining.
Did you know that a dripping tap can use 200 litres of water a day?
Complying with regional water restrictions
Make sure you are aware of and complying with Permanent Water Saving Rules or staged water restrictions.
Keep track with a water audit
Our Water Audit Kit is designed to help you work out how much water your household uses and where.
Water Audit Kit (5MB, 2 pages)
Shower head exchange program
A water-efficient showerhead is a great way to start saving water in your home. That's why GWMWater, together with the Victorian Government, is giving urban customers the opportunity to install a three star showerhead in an exchange program for an old inefficient water wasting showerhead - for free!
Find out smart ways to save water in and around your home, as well as in the work place.