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SAVE WATER SAVE MONEY
HOW TO FIND AND PREVENT LEAKS Water-efﬁcient shower heads: Savings: up to 40% or 15,000 litres/yearW. Save up to 50%W of heating cost. SAVE WATER SAVE MONEY Checking for leaks Shower recirculating system: Have long showers without using more water or energy. Systems are available in Check for leaks by reading your water meter, located at the Indoors front of your property. It’s a low metal structure with a dial in Australia that can reuse the same 4 litres during your shower. Savings: 9 litres per minute. the middle and a tap at one end. Before going to bed, read the dial and write the ﬁgure down. Make sure no-one uses Dual ﬂush toilets: Install a dual ﬂush cistern or modify water overnight and read it again ﬁrst thing in the morning. If a single ﬂush with a ‘retroﬂush’ button. Or you can simply the second ﬁgure is higher, you probably have a leak. reduce the volume in your cistern by carefully placing a Pittwater Council is committed to helping its community be more sustainable, by reducing per capita water use. This Check for leaks in taps, pipes and hoses for the washing full bottle of water inside, away from the ﬂoat mechanism. brochure details a range of ways to save water and get free machine and dishwasher. To prevent taps from leaking, turn Savings: 51 Litres/person/day or 25,000 SW to 40,000W kits, rebates and offers. You don’t need to be a Sydney them off lightly and replace washers when they begin to leak. litres/ year. The Toilet Replacement Service saves you Water customer for water or sewerage services, you can still up to $200 on a new installed 4-star efﬁcient toilet, with a get rebates for washing machines and rainwater tanks, through To check if a toilet cistern is leaking, add a few drops of food warranty (call Sydney Water 1300 690 399). the NSW Climate Change Fund (DECC). colouring to the cistern. If the colour shows up in the toilet bowl, without ﬂushing, you have a leak. You may need to Waterless and water-efﬁcient urinals: when starting Start with simple changes that save the most water, so start replace valves or seals or adjust the ﬂoat. or upgrading toilet facilities, install these new urinals for with leaks, then the shower, toilet and laundry. massive savings, low odour and low maintenance. A range of Savings: Fix a dripping tap to save over 24,000 litres/yearSW, water-efﬁcient urinals have WELS ratings, eligible for rebates. a small toilet leak to save 4,000 litres/year, or a constant leak Savings: Waterless units save $3000/year, efﬁcient units save to save 95,000 litres/year (worth $125)A. 30-50% of water, cyclic ﬂushing units 70% of water. SW MORE INFORMATION Pittwater Council website: www.pittwater.nsw.gov.au/environment/sustainability/ Water use in waterconservation for links, water saving tips, DIY home water Sydney homes audit, rainwater tanks and greywater . - a guide to Information Kit (Pittwater Council): Get a free ‘Water for Life water savings Information Kit’ at customer service centres (Avalon and Mona Vale) MAKE SIMPLE CHANGES FOR BIG SAVINGS or the CEC (North Narrabeen). Sydney Water call 132 092 for tips, rebates, offers, love Washing machines: Wash only full loads or adjust the water your garden program, grey water and water tanks. Visit www. level. Use water from your rainwater tank or that bucket of sydneywater.com.au/SavingWater cold water collected from your shower! Claim a $150 rebate DECC: Department of Environment and Climate Change for efﬁcient machines with a WELSW rating of 4.5 stars or Ph 1300 361 967. Visit www.environment.nsw.gov.au/grants more, available until 30 June 2010 from Sydney Water or WELS: products for water rebates www.waterrating.gov.au Free DIY Water Saving Kit : Fit free tap aerators and DECC.Savings: over 24,000 litres per year for 4.5 star Water for Life: for more hints www.wateforlife.nsw.gov.au shower ﬂow regulators yourself. For Sydney Water customers machines, using 65% less water than older models.W only, call 132 092. Savings: up to $50 a yearsw. Tap aerators reduce water use by over 60%W. Kitchen & Bathroom: Don’t run the tap while rinsing in the DATA: A Aust Greenhouse Ofﬁce SW Sydney Water kitchen sink or cleaning teeth. Rinse fruit, veges or dishes W WELS scheme ﬁgures (Water Efﬁcient Labelling Scheme). WaterFix offer: Fix leaks and install water-saving devices in a half-ﬁlled sink. Savings:10 to 20 litres/ minute. Put for just $22! A plumber will install showerheads, tap ﬁlters food scraps in your compost, don’t use an in-sink garbage and repair minor leaks. For Sydney Water customers only, call disposal unit. Savings: 6 litres per use. 1800 995 886. Savings: get up to $180 worth of plumbing services for $22, save $66 per year on water & energy costs.SW Dishwashers: Do full loads in a 4 or more star efﬁcient washer. Savings: up to 50% or 22 litres per wash. W On a low income? Call Sydney Water for a free WaterFix service, subsidised plumbing repairs and a low interest loans Shower: Shorter showers save water and energy, use a 4 ph 9970 1675 scheme for buying water-efﬁcient appliances. minute timer. Save cold water in a bucket until the warm Lake Park Rd North Narrabeen water comes. Savings: 9 litres per minute. email: firstname.lastname@example.org..au 2009
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