Our water usage calculator estimates your annual water consumption based on your answers to questions regarding water use in and around the home.
Ways to save water in the laundry
Our laundries require a large amount of water to function. Here, you can find out some inexpensive ways to reduce the volume you use when operating your washing machine or taps.
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.
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 respective category.
Did you know that you can use the greywater from your washing machine to water your lawn? Find out more about greywater and how you can make the most of it here.
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Little habits make big changes
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