Water saving products and appliances
Water saving appliances and products can save you a lot of money and make a big difference to how much water your household uses.
For many of the products in your household, you can find out how efficient they are through their Water Rating Label. On this label you will see a star rating and a water consumption or water flow figure. The more stars, the more water efficient the product is. You can find this label on:
For outdoor water saving products, you can also look for the Smart Approved WaterMark . This labelling scheme is voluntary and you can find it on some:
grey water systems
pool covers and filters
Water efficient products around your home
A 4-star WELS rated dual-flush toilet uses more than 60% less water than a standard single flush toilet.
A 3 star-rated showerhead can save thousands of litres of water per person each year. These use as little as 8 litres a minute, compared to standard showerheads which use around 20 litres a minute.
Water efficient taps, tap aerators or an in-tap flow regulator can save up to 50% of the water you use from the tap as well as providing softer water with less splashing.
A 5 star water efficient washing machine can save your household up to 24,000 litres of water a year.
A trigger nozzle on your hose in the garden ensures water only goes where it's needed and helps stop overwatering.
A rainwater tank
will mean you can water your garden for free, once installed. A greywater
diversion or treatment system can also make it easy for you to recycle water from your shower or laundry - again saving water and money.
A pool cover keeps your pool warmer and cleaner, and cuts the evaporation rate between swims. Your entire pool's volume of water is usually lost each year through evaporation, so you can save water and money by regularly using a pool cover. A pool cover will also help to keep your pool clean, reducing the need to backwash your filter, which can waste water at a fairly significant rate.
Page last updated: 11 September 2012