• Take a shorter shower.
  • Turn off the tap when brushing your teeth or shaving.


  • Use the half flush when appropriate.
  • Don’t flush rubbish and other waste down the toilet. This wastes water, causes significant sewerage blockages which require large amounts of water to clean up.


  • Avoid pre-rinsing dishes for the dishwasher – a good scrape is usually enough
  • Only use the dishwasher when it is full. A dishwasher uses the same amount of water regardless of the number of dishes in the dishwasher.
  • Avoid peeling vegetables under running water. Use a bowl of water or rinse once peeled.


  • Only use the washing machine with a full load and on the most efficient cycle.



  • Fix dripping taps quickly.
  • Check for a leaking toilet cistern.
  • Where plumbing is required, contact a registered and licensed plumber.
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  • Choose water efficient washing machines, toilets, shower heads, dishwashers and other appliances.
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