Top tips to save drips
While the Bureau of Meteorology is predicting a warm, but not too hot summer, it’s still important to remember that our water is liquid gold and should not be wasted down the gurgler.
So how do you become water wise this summer?
In the garden
Use a trigger nozzle on your hose
Water your garden the fun way with a leak-free hand-held hose fitted with a trigger nozzle. These special fittings use less water and can be used at any time.
Set up a sweet watering system for your home
Water your garden between 6-10pm for best results. Your plants will appreciate the good soaking away from the harsh sunbeams from the day. If you’re worried about your plants in the heat of the day, use a bucket, watering can or a trigger nozzle on your hose to give them a quick refresher.
Fountains and water features
We all want to attract birds and nature to our gardens, however if you are using a water feature or fountain, ensure that it recirculates water rather than a continuous flow. Your visiting birds will love you all the more for it as will our environment.
Australian sunbeams are strong. Choose plants that are hardy – like succulents and cacti. Create a sweet bed for the plants with mulch and watch them flourish on little water.
Get on the broom
Concrete doesn’t need to be washed regularly. Use your broom to clean your driveway and path. Your arm muscles will thank you for the little elbow grease required.
In the bathroom
Get a bigger smile
Turn the tap off when brushing your teeth. Preserve all that unused water going down the drain and smile in the mirror knowing you have saved around 9,000 litres of water a year by doing so.
Halve your shower time and save over 20,000 litres of water a year. Now that should give you something to sing about in the shower!
Put a plug in it
Pop a plug in the sink while you shave. Keep the water saving process smooth, like your freshly shaven face.
In the kitchen
Rinse and recycle
Wash your fruit and veggies in a tub in the sink and then use the water on your plants afterwards.
Test out that economy wash on your dishwasher. The results are just as good and the savings are even better.
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