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Water Saving Tips

The water saving improvements guide below was prepared by Archicentre. The estimates are based on the installed cost of a variety of common household upgrades and range from improvements to a typical 2-bedroom unit up to a more substantial improvements to a 4-bedroom family home.

Use the guide as a short-term shopping list or to plan longer-term improvements or to do a mixture of both! Small changes can make a big difference, so start making your home more sustainable today...every little bit helps!

10 Top Water Saving Improvements:

1. Rainwater tank - $2,500 - $4,000
2. Downpipe Diverters - $300 - $500
3. Grey Water Diversion System - $2,000 - $3,000
4. AAA-rated Shower Head/s - $200 - $300
5. Dual Flush Toilet Cistern/s - $500 - $800
6. Flow Reducer on Meter - $300 - $400
7. Low-Flow Tap/s - $600 - $800
8. Fix Leading Fixtures - $200 - $300
9. Water-Efficient Appliances - $1,000 - $2,000
10. Drip Watering System - $300 - $500

You can also read our tips on budgeting for water-saving improvements and our tips on what to do if you’re upgrading an established home or building a new home.
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