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The average Australian uses 200 litres of water a day. You can make some substantial water savings by making some small changes around your home and getting everyone involved. We’ll show you some simple, handy tips on how to save water around the home.

Continue to Step-by-step instructions.

Step by Step Instructions

1 Reduce your appliance use
2 Keep water in the sink
3 Check your taps water flow
  • Step 1. Reduce your appliance use

    Your dishwasher uses a lot of water every year. The best way to reduce that amount is to only use it when it’s full. Also, if you’re buying a new dishwasher look at the water usage star rating – the more stars, the more water efficient the dishwasher.

  • Step 2. Keep water in the sink

    The kitchen sink is a major area of water usage and wastage, whether it’s preparing a meal, washing vegetables or doing the dishes. A good idea is to always have the plug in the sink when you’re running water, this water can then be-reused to rinse and clean other things.
  • Step 3. Check your taps water flow

    Check the water flow of your tap by turning it on and seeing the water pressure. If it’s high, you can lower the pressure by unscrewing the bottom of the spout and inserting an aerator, which will reduce the water flow. Put the O-ring on top of the aerator and screw it back onto the tap. An aerator can reduce your water usage by around 50%.
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Please make sure you use all equipment appropriately and safely when following the advice in these D.I.Y. videos. You need to be familiar with how to use equipment safely and follow the instructions which came with the equipment. If you are unsure, you may feel it is safest to consult an expert, such as the manufacturer or an expert Bunnings team member.

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