Water Saving Tips

As Australians and particularly South Australians, we live in the driest state, in the driest continent on earth.

For this reason water is not only very important to us, but is essential for us to maintain our very existence.

With the shifting climates and one season of heavy rain and then another without, every possible method of saving water should be applied.

Water has already become very expensive in many countries around the world including Australia and New Zealand. When considering the installation of rainwater tanks check with your local council about rebates.

Water Saving Tips For Householders

1. Rebates may longer be available in some states of Australia, check with your local council.

Here are some tips to help you start saving water at home.

• Install recommended water saving shower heads in all the homes bathrooms.
• Install a duel flushing toilet system in all toilet areas.
• Purchase a dishwasher and washing machine with a high water saving rating. (most front loading washing machines use one third of the water that top loading washing machines do).
• Place a pool cover over a pool or spa to stop water evaporation occurring.

2. Request information from us about grey water recycling systems for use on lawns and gardens.

3. Never use a hose to wash down windows, paths or driveways. Use a broom to swept or a cloth to clean, if there is stubborn dirt then use a bucket of water with the broom or cloth.

4. Why you should install a rainwater tank, the average Australian home produces enough storm water for the house to be self sufficient. It is not possible for a home owner to collect all this water but by installing a rainwater tank you can a least save some of the water for later use in dry times. Even a number of our local governments have realised the value of this water and are now trying to develop ways to recycle storm water for use on the many public gardens, reserves and even with in industry.

5. For the average garden, there are numerous ways to save water.

You need to take a step back and look at the garden with a different perspective.
• Plant Native Plants & Trees
• Always Mulch Your Garden Wast
• Install Underground Drippers
• Consider Artificial Lawn As An Alternative To Real Lawn, you may find this odd however, it really looks good and is very easy to maintain. ( Artificial lawn has improved dramatically in appearance and texture in the last few years).

More Resources And Water Saving Tips

Each State Government Rebate has a different system regarding rebates.
In Australia refer to the follwing links in each state for information on water tank rebates.

Thintanks™ are currently working through the process of obtaining (AS 2006) approval certifying Thintanks™ rainwater tanks suitable for all government subsidies purchasing bodies.

Click the below links for information regarding water rebates in your state.

New South Wales
Sydney Water
Brisbane City Council
Gold Coast City Council Grey Water Rebate
Living Victoria Water Rebate Program
Australian Capital Territory
ThinkWater ACT Water
Western Autralia
Department Of Water
South Autralia
SA Water