Save Each Drop
Let's conserve water and make it last longer.
TasWater is responsible for ensuring our customers have secure access to water supplies
regardless of the weather, a drying climate or other challenging circumstances.
So we are taking action to ensure we can all work together to value our water
and conserve as much as possible.
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
- 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.
- Try not to run your taps - cleaning teeth and washing your hands under
running water can use up to five litres of water.
- Make the most of your dishwasher and washing machine - full loads is the go.
- 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.
- 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.
Outside the home
- Hand watering uses less water - invest in a watering can for those pots and garden beds.
- Try watering early of a morning or late of an evening when there is less evaporation.
- The best watering system is a slow, low flow drip system.
- Use plants that are native to the area or drought resistant.
- Mulching your gardens will prevent up to 70 per cent of evaporation and keeps those weeds suppressed.
- Use your broom, not your hose. High pressure cleaning of paved surfaces wastes huge quantities of water.
Here is a handy water conservation brochure to pop on the fridge for reference - click here
Save Each Drop with the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Garden (RTBG).
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This video was filmed during last year's very dry summer. It is full of tips from the RTBG on how to save water in our gardens.
Click here for 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.