Water saving home guide

Making your home water-efficient needn’t cost a fortune. You can do a lot with a few dollars, and even more with a few hundred.
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01.Why save water?

Piggy bank floating in water

While we may have experienced plenty of rain during the summer just past, there are still plenty of environmental and cost advantages to saving water.

And despite a decrease in household water use over the last few years, a combination of population growth and climate change almost guarantees that water availability isn’t going to improve if we maintain our current patterns of use.

But there is hope. Some water experts say that by reducing water use by 50 litres per person per day, we could delay or completely avoid the need for new water provision infrastructure (for example, new dams or desalination plants), and even lift restrictions.  

If you're keen to help, there are plenty of steps you can take at home. In this report we explain how to limit your household's water use:

In the bathroom 

  • Toilet
  • Shower
  • Taps

In the kitchen

  • Dishwashers
  • Washing up by hand 

In the laundry

  • Washing machines

Be sure to check out our review articles on how to save more water, such as our buying guide on rainwater tanks.


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