Sunday, 19 April 2015

Money down the drain?

Did you know?
Bathrooms and toilets account for about 40% of your household water use. Simple changes to your bathroom fittings and in your everyday habits can result in substantial water savings.
1. Install a water efficient shower-head - replacing your showerhead with a three star/AAA rated shower-head, you can save around 11 litres of water a minute.
2. Take shorter showers - reducing your shower time by one minute a day, you can save more than 7,300 litres of water a year
3.Install tap aerators - these can reduce the flow of water through a tap by up to 50%. Over a year, this could save a family more than $604.
4. Fix dripping taps - a tap dripping at a rate of one drop per second wastes approximately 20,000 litres of water per year. So make sure you fix a dripping tap as soon as you notice it.
5. Only fill the bath with as much water as needed - use less water for children and pets and check the temperature as you fill. Adding extra water to get the correct temperature after the bath is at the right level is wasteful.
6. Turn off the tap while brushing your teeth - you could save more than 50,000 litres of water for a family of four over a year
7. Use a dual flush toilet - a dual flush four star rated toilet can save the average home up to 35,000 litres of water a year
8. Check for toilet leaks - you can check for leaks in your toilet by placing a few drops of food dye into the cistern. If, after 15 minutes, the food dye has seeped into the bowl then you may have a leak. Contact Fix Your Plumbing to fix this for you

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