Water Conservation In St Kilda
In 1994, Melbourne saw a new group of laws come into play that was designed to save water. Australia was currently experiencing a drought and this was the Australian Government’s way of protecting its citizens.
At Home In Australia
Each Melbournian over the age of 16 consumes an average of 10 gallons of water per day. Whether this is drank, used for bathing or used in cooking/cleaning.
Studies have shown that the easiest way to reduce water usage and lower your water bill is to repair leaky taps and faucets. SO call a plumber! Showerheads are also major culprits in this area. A leaky shower had can cost you hundreds of dollars per month due to the size of the head.
It is recommended that you spend only 5 minutes in the shower. This may not seem like long enough but here are some handy tips that will help you achieve this goal.
- Turn the water off when rubbing shampoo
- Turn the water off when rubbing conditioner through your hair
- Do not brush your teeth in the shower, save that shower water for shower activity
- Do not shave in the shower (for the same time-saving reasons mentioned above)
- restrict the number of baths you and your family have per month. Much more water is expended whilst having a bath than having a shower. Studies also show that showers leave you cleaner due to the fact that the water is not recycled (you’re not sitting in the same bath water for 45 minutes).
Save Water using Your Kitchen Plumbing
make sure you use front-loading washing machines, these are also very eco-friendly, this means they reduce the amount of electricity they use as well as the amount of water they require to work effectively. Double win!