How to Keep Water Costs Down

In support of National Water Week from Sunday 20 October to Saturday 26 October, all Australians are encouraged to reduce water in the home and garden.

Whether it's collecting leftover water from the shower or installing water-saving appliances, there are ways to help you reduce water and save money in the long run.

Bunnings National Bathroom (Front of Wall) Buyer, Kristen Beer, offers her handy hints to save water around the home.

1. When choosing a water saving shower head you should look for a product that has a high Water Efficiency Labelling and Standards (WELS) star rating. The more stars, the more water efficient the product.

2. Shower timers are easy to use and allow you to control how much water you are using, helping to lower water bills.

3. Buckets are a low cost idea for conserving water around the home and can be used to collect excess water from the shower, bath or sink which can then be used in the garden.

4. Dual flush toilets use two buttons to flush different levels of water, allowing you to use less water each time you flush, saving you money in the long run.

5. Installing flow restrictors on taps around the home will help limit water wastage and can be easily D.I.Y. installed. Tap flow restrictors are a low-cost alternative to replacing your plumbing structure with new taps and are available in a variety of flow rates so you can choose which option best suits your home.

6. Grey water systems can help make your home more sustainable by diverting grey water to the garden or lawn. By connecting a filtration system to your laundry or bathroom your garden and lawn can benefit.

For more information on Bunnings' water saving products, visit , or head to your local store and speak to a Bunnings team member.

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