Save Money by Saving Water and Energy
Water-saving tips often save hot water and energy also. If you consume water in small quantities, then we recommend you get a water meter. With the help of a water meter, you will only pay for the water consumed and not at the standard rate.
Tips to Save Water
- Run your dishwasher only when it’s full
- Turn your taps off properly and repair dripping taps
- Store drinking water in the fridge instead of running the tap cold.
- Fit a stormwater collection tank. We have one on special, 200 litres for $199 fitted to an adjacent downpipe.
- Connect the stormwater collection tank to the toilet cisterns, and washing machine.
- Connect the stormwater collection tank to garden hose taps.
- Fit a water-saving shower rose and no it does not have to mean it dribbles out, the volume is less but the pressure is the same.
- Make sure the hot water cylinder is not overflowing water.
- Check for leaking piping under the house.
- Run the washing machine on cold. Sometimes you will need to run it on hot to dissolve soap build-up.
- Lower your water pressure by fitting a limiting valve.
- Fit water flow controllers to some taps like in basins.
- Make the kids use a timer when in the shower set to 5 minutes.
- Turn taps off while you shave, and brush your teeth.
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