Water saving tips

Council is committed to educating the community on using water efficiently to reduce unnecessary water usage.

Everyday water saving tips that can help you save water include:


  • Check for leaking taps and resolve issues quickly - a dripping tap can lose 1.3L of water per hour. Your smart water meter is a great way to check if your property is leaking valuable water
  • Load up the dishwasher - only run your dishwasher when fully loaded
  • Only turn on the washing machine when it has a full load or adjust the water levels to match the load size


  • Take shorter showers or install water efficient shower head
  • Shave before you get under the shower and put the plug in when shaving
  • Turn the tap off while you brush your teeth
  • Use the half-flush button on the toilet if you have one


  • Keep swimming pools covered to reduce water loss from evaporation
  • To help garden soil retain moisture, reducing the need for watering, apply a 50–100mm layer of mulch. Before mulching, always make sure you water the soil well around all plants
  • Install a rainwater tank as an alternative source of water for your garden
  • Greywater recycling systems allow you to water your lawns and non-food plants with water from your shower, laundry and bathroom sink
  • To avoid a lazy lawn with shallow roots it is best to water less often. Grass will cope better with hot dry weather if you don’t cut it too short
  • Always remember to water in the evening or early morning to reduce loss of water through evaporation



SmartWater Advice

Mid-Western Regional Council is a proud supporter of SmartWater Advice, in collaboration with Smart Approved WaterMark. Explore a range of tips and resources to help you save water in your home, garden and at work.