Saving Water In Your Home

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Upcoming Events

June
Startup Coffs Coast

Startup Coffs Coast

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June
JM Donella

JM Donellan @ the Library

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June
Sandie Docker

Sandie Docker @ the Library

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Comedy Festival

Melbourne Comedy Festival Roadshow

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June
Freedom Feast

Freedom Feast

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June
Weaving

Weaving from Nature Workshop

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Saving Water In Your Home

Imagine 900 one-litre milk cartons filled with water sitting on your doorstep each morning!  Astonishingly, that's how much water is used every day by the average Australian household. But research shows that we require much less than this for our needs. Saving water is important for the environment and can also be good for your wallet.

How much water do we use indoors?

An average tap flows at a rate of up to 20 litres per minute, depending on how far it's turned on.  Apply this to how we use water in different rooms in the house (see below) and the figures are surprising. 


We can reduce community demand for this precious resource if we all use water more carefully.

How much water am i using in my home?

Use Origin Energy's Water Efficiency Calculator to find out.

How does your water usage compare?

Use the NABERS Home Rating Calculator to find out.

Water efficient products

The Australian Government's Water Efficiency Labelling and Standards (WELS) Scheme allows you to compare the official water efficiency rating of different household products to help consumers to reduce their water consumption and save money on water and energy bills. 

Those products most efficient at using water will be the ones displaying the most blue stars. 

The Smart Watermark ​database allows you to research products for the home, business or garden based on water or energy efficiency ratings​. 

Further information about making your home more water efficient and sustainable can be found on the Australi​an Government's Your Home website.