Washing vehicles and boats

There's nothing quite like the shine of a freshly cleaned car. But while enjoying that spotless glow, it's important to make sure it's not at the expense of excessive water use.

Establishing new lawns

Lawns provide a beautiful landscape for our gardens, but they also use up to 30 per cent of outdoor water. Whether it is a functional play area or an ornamental feature, there are many ways to make your lawn more water-efficient.

Cleaning hard surfaces

Cleaning your driveways and footpaths are activities that traditionally use a lot of water, but there are a couple of ways that you can keep the outside of your home looking neat and tidy, without using a lot of water.

Rainwater tanks

Rainwater tanks not only save precious drinking water but also have an important role in managing and treating stormwater quality in our communities.

Maintaining pools and spas

We want you to continue to enjoy your swimming pools and spas without having to use too much water to maintain them. Check out our tips on refilling using the right hose and preventing water evaporation.

Understanding greywater

Most people have a plentiful supply of greywater around the home, and if utilised properly, it could save thousands of litres of drinking water. Read our handy advice on recycling your greywater.

Additional information

Try our plant finder

Setting up a garden that doesn't require a lot of water means being mindful with your plant selection. Use our handy search tool and discover which plants will thrive in your garden according to its microclimate, soil type and maintenance level.

Little habits make big changes

If you're thoughtful you can really make things go a long way, especially water.