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Shower Survey

On average, how many showers do you have per day? (Select 1.5 if some days you shower twice and some days once. Select .5 if you shower once every 2nd day - if less you are ineligible for this survey).

On average, approximately how many minutes do you take to have a shower?

Do you have a water saver showerhead installed?   If unsure, click here.

Are you prepared to have a water saver showerhead installed?
Committed new showers per day ?
Committed new minutes per shower ?

To calculate your daily personal water savings please select from the boxes above then click the CALCULATE SAVINGS button, you may change your details as often as you wish and ONLY when you are happy with your contribution shown below should you click COMMIT.

Water consumption before commitment was shower/s for minute/s using ltrs
Water consumption after commitment is shower/s for minute/s using ltrs
Your total personal water saving tally is ltrs

Your commitment will be added to Australia's Daily Water Saving Tally (seen top right of this web site) once you click the link sent to you via your e-mail address.

Should you wish to change your commitment, simply do the survey again. VERY IMPORTANT - you need to ensure you submit your original times before any cutbacks. When you are satisfied with the calculation, click the "Commit to Savings" button. When the signup page appears, rather than typing in your details again, just click "login here!!" (in red) and type in your e-mail address and the password that we e-mailed to you when you made your original commitment and click the submit button.

Thank you for participating in this water conservation effort!

 

Water Saving Ideas for the Home

1)
  Reduce water usage
One of the simplest ways to save water is to use less just by changing a few habits. You can do this by reducing shower times (and don’t shave or brush your teeth in the shower!) and by flushing the toilet less often—the adage ‘if it’s yellow, let it mellow, if it’s brown, flush it down’ applies here—unless that’s too gross for you!
2)
  Fix leaking toilets
Leaking toilets can waste a lot of water—up to 10 litres per hour or more. If you can visibly see water flowing into the bowl, or hear the cistern ‘hissing’ as water flows into it to replace what is leaking, then you should get it fixed immediately.
3)
  Fix dripping taps
Like a leaking toilet, a dripping tap can waste a large amount of water—up to 10 litres a day or more for a fast drip. Having new tap washers installed is usually all that needs to be done to fix the problem,.
4)
  Convert your toilet to a reduced flush
Reducing the quantity of water flushed by your toilet is very easy, and can be as simple as filling a two-litre soft drink bottle with water and placing it inside the cistern. If you need to replace your toilet suite, then make sure you get an ultra-low flush toilet like the new 4.5/3 litre units that are now available. Alternatively, consider a composting toilet!
5)
  Install a AAA rated shower head
There is a huge range of AAA (or better) rated shower heads available. A trip to your local hardware or home renovation store will provide many options, and some stores are even set up so that you can test the flows of the most popular models.
6)
  Install an Every Drop Shower Saver
This is installed between where the shower head connects to wall and allows you to instantly pause the water flow without turning your taps on and off.
7)
  Install flow restrictors
Flow restrictors fit either inside the tap or on the tap to reduce water flow. Sink swishers make much better use of the reduced water flow than a standard tap, allowing tasks like rinsing of dishes to be done more efficiently with less water, just like a water saving shower head.
8)
  Install a rainwater tank
No matter where you are in Australia, a rainwater tank can at least partially offset your mains water usage.
A rainwater tank can collect many thousands of litres of water each year. What size of tank you install will depend on the available space, the size of your roof, and rainfall patterns in your area. (See Water Tanks under Sponsors)
9)
  Install a drip irrigation system
A drip irrigation system, especially a sub-surface one, can save a great deal of water in the garden compared to hand watering with a hose and spray gun. Drip systems allow you to get water directly to the plants’ roots with minimal evaporation, and they also allow you to use recycled water at lower risk of potential health issues.
10)
  Reuse your greywater
Whether you use the simple ‘bucket’ method to collect greywater, or have a complete greywater collection and reuse system installed, reusing this valuable resource can greatly reduce your water use.
It makes very little sense allowing water that has only been used to rinse clothes in a washing machine (unless you are washing nappies), or rinse a human in the shower, to go straight into the sewer.
11)
  Buy efficient appliances
New appliances such as washing machines and dishwashers have water ratings labels on them that tell you how much water they use. If you have an appliance that needs replacing, then you should look for a machine that uses as little water and energy as possible.
For more information go to:
www.waterrating.gov.au
www.energyrating.gov.au
www.savewater.com.au
For Top Energy Saving Tips click here.

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