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Save Each Drop


You've probably noticed that Tasmania's weather has been unusually dry and mild over winter and spring in 2017. When coupled with a long hot spell and increased water usage, our water supplies have come under pressure earlier than normal. For this reason, TasWater is encouraging all our customers to think about ways to save water, at home and work, in the months ahead.

Read on for simple changes you can make to your water consumption that will help ensure we all have access to water when we need it.
            

Let's conserve water in these dry conditions.

In dry conditions, we encourage everyone to conserve water as much as possible. 

There are actions you can take in your home and garden to save water, helping it to last longer.

Please click on the links below to see what you can do.

 

Let's conserve water in these dry conditions.

In dry conditions, we encourage everyone to conserve water as much as possible. 

There are actions you can take in your home and garden to save water, helping it to last longer.

Please click on the links below to see what you can do.

 

                                                                                                     


Water saving tips and tricks






Click here for more handy videos and fact sheets on how to save water in the garden.

Current water restrictions

Current water restrictions can be found by clicking here.

TasWater has developed some water conservation tips to assist customers reduce non-essential water use. If we all contribute to using less water around the home and reduce our demand on our rivers and dams, we will help maintain the sustainability of the supply. 

 Inside the home

  1. Check all leaky taps - a new washer can make a big difference. A very slow dripping tap can waste up to five litres of water per hour.
  2. Try not to run your taps - cleaning teeth and washing your hands under running water can use up to five litres of water.
  3. Make the most of your dishwasher and washing machine - full loads is the go.
  4. Dual flush toilets are super efficient. A half flush uses three litres of water, a full flush is six litres of water. Old cisterns can use 18 litres of water in a single flush.
  5. Keep those showers short and sharp - five minutes is all you need! A water efficient shower head will use nine litres per minute as opposed to a standard shower head that uses 18 litres per minutes.
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Outside the home
  1. Hand watering uses less water - invest in a watering can for those pots and garden beds.
  2. Try watering early of a morning or late of an evening when there is less evaporation.
  3. The best watering system is a slow, low flow drip system.
  4. Use plants that are native to the area or drought resistant.
  5. Mulching your gardens will prevent up to 70 per cent of evaporation and keeps those weeds suppressed.
  6. Use your broom, not your hose. High pressure cleaning of paved surfaces wastes huge quantities of water.
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Here is a handy water conservation brochure to pop on the fridge for reference - click here

For more specific water saving tips click the links.