You can help reduce your washing machine's water consumption in a lot of ways. If you don't have a full load to wash, try adjusting the water level to suit the size of your wash, or if you have several loads full, try using the sud-saver option to reduce the amount of detergent required.
If you are in the market for a new washing machine, look out for a water efficient model. Many major appliances and tapware products carry labels according to their water efficiency.
Look out for the WELS (Water Efficiency
Labelling and Standards) label, which is displayed on the product or a swing
tag. It demonstrates that manufacturers and importers have ensured their
product has been tested and complies with the Australian Standard in the
Checking taps in the laundry
A dripping tap can waste up to three buckets of water a day. That's over 1,000 buckets a year!
Leaking taps can usually be fixed with a new washer, and it's easy to do. Just remember to turn the water off at the mains before you start. If the tap still drips, call a plumber. The cost incurred will save you money on your water bills in the long run.
You could also install water efficient tapware or retrofit old tapware with aerators or flow control valves to make your taps work more efficiently for you.