How much water do we use outdoors? *
A garden hose running for an hour can use over 1,000 litres of water, depending on how far it's turned on. Other inefficient outdoor uses or behaviours can also waste surprising amounts of water, which can all add up on your water bill.
Average values (when restrictions do not apply)
Smart Approved WaterMark
Smart Approved WaterMark is Australia's labelling scheme for products and services that help conserve water. Check their Products page and Services page to research how you could save water in your home, business or garden.The types of products and services approved by the scheme include:
garden mulches and soil wetting agents
irrigation systems and sensors
grey water systems
rain water harvesting systems
waterless car wash products
Waterwise Gardening in Coffs Harbour
Council has produced a comprehensive Waterwise Garden Guide to help save water in your garden locally. The guide includes tips on successful garden design, what to plant, how to water and garden maintenance.
Waterwise Garden Guide
Spring Garden Competition
Whatever actitvites you are undertaking outside, always make sure you follow the current water restrictions.