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.

Washing machines

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. by checking the WELS rating.

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.

Finding and fixing leaks

A dripping tap or running toilet can waste over 15 buckets of water a day. That’s over 5,000 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.

Understanding greywater

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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