Saving Water In Your Home

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Extraordinary Meeting

An extaordinary meeting of Council will be held on Wednesday 29 January 2020...

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Registration of Interest - Water

Council is calling for interested parties to register their interest in obtaining raw water or recycled water for agricultural/irrigation purposes...

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Disaster Revocery

Disaster Recovery

Council is hosting a bushfire recovery meeting on Tuesday, 28 January at 5:30pm in Nana Glen Community Hall...

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Latest News

Sod Turned

$10 Million to Kick-Start Coffs Harbour Airport Enterprise Park

The first sod has been turned to mark the start of construction of the Coffs Harbour Airport Enterprise Park today after the Coalition Government delivered $10 million for the project...

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Australia Day Nominees 2020

Australia Day 2020

The winners of this year's Australia Day Awards will be revealed on Sunday, 26 Jan at the Botanic Garden at 9am. Meet the Nominees…

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Turtle warning

Nesting Turtles Plea for Care

Plea to public to avoid disturbing turtle nests and rare birds on local beaches by keeping dogs and vehicles away...

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Saving Water In Your Home

Imagine 401 one-litre milk cartons filled with water sitting on your doorstep each morning!  That's how much water was used every day by the average Coffs Harbour household between 1 July, 2018 and 30 June, 2019. But research shows residents in other areas of NSW use less water than this for their needs. Saving water is important for our local Orara and Nymboida Rivers and is also be good for your wallet.

Where do we use water at home?

The NSW Government has published figures on where the average household uses water.

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How much water do we use indoors?

An inefficient tap flows at a rate of up to 20 litres per minute, depending on how far it's turned on.  Other inefficient household fittings or behaviours in different rooms of the house can also waste surprising amounts of water, which can all add up on your water bill.

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

How much water am I using at my home?

  • The best way to see how much water you are using at your home is to regularly read your water meter
  • You can also check the graph on your quarterly Water Accounts

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. 

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The Smart Watermark ​Products and Services databases will allow you to research which products will save you the most water in your home, business or garden​. 

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