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Save Water, Energy & Money

13 Tips to Save Water and Money by Saving Water and Energy

In these challenging times when local utilities are not investing in water infrastructure piping. Preferring to spend on vanity projects instead caused rises in rates and water fees. You can protect yourself from water restrictions or in the  worst cases no water or not being able to water gardens. 

Water Saving Tips

Water Meters Save Water

Fitting a water meter will give you the incentive to reduce your water consumption as you will get a bill for just the water you consume. If you are not a big water user this should be less than the standard charge for water. What gets measured gets managed.

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.

If we can save water we can reduce pipe sizes, reduce treatment costs, reduce the energy to pump it and at the other end treat it after use.

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.Save Water and Save Energy.
    Do you really need this much water coming out of a shower. Save water and get the pressure reduced slightly. This lowers flow and saves on hot water too.
    Water running from shower head in a modern bathroom. All you need is 6 litres per minute not 20.  Save Water.

     

     

Save Water and Lower Your Power and Gas Bill - Save money

Electricity Generation

The tipping point has passed solar panels, which generate power cheaper than power companies and let’s not forget any power generated does not incur GST or line charges if you have disconnected from the grid. If your power use is small this is a game-changer. Recently, we moved a boatshed from electrical to solar power system. No more line charges and no more power bills. Solar power systems are becoming a better and sustainable electricity alternatives.