Water saving advice
Save water (and money) around your home.
Summer watering tips and advice
This year the Bureau of Meteorology predicts a long, hot summer ahead. Here are 5 top tips to keep your water use on Target 155 inside and outside the home.
- Keep your balcony garden or veggie patch fresh all season by watering in the morning or late afternoon – just remember, slow and deep, two times a week.
- Moved into a new home or been thinking it’s time to give your garden a refresh? Try to avoid planting new plant varieties over summer when soil conditions are dry. Plant in spring or wait until autumn when conditions are better – giving your plants enough time to thrive.
- Planning to upgrade your white goods at the forthcoming summer sales? Consider 4 and 5 star WEL’s rated appliances which will save you lots of water and money in the long run.
- When’s there’s a spike in temperature and you need to cool off by having a cold shower, keep it short and sweet – 3-5 minutes TOPS.
- While permanent water saving rules apply, it doesn’t mean you can’t have fun with the kids in the pool or the slip n slide – just remember when using your hose, it must be fitted with a trigger nozzle and check that's it's leak free. And if you’ve recently installed an in ground or above ground pool it’s worth investing in a pool cover – it will reduce evaporation by up to 30% and help conserve our water this season which is liquid gold.
The average Victorian household currently uses approximately 161 litres of water per person per day.
Where is all that water going?