We know many of you don't like to
waste water, and would also like tools and reminders to help you save. And
while we all need to maintain behaviours like washing hands regularly during
the COVID-19 pandemic, there are lots of other ways to save water around the
home and garden. So, we've set
the "How low can you go?" challenge to help preserve water storages.
And what’s a challenge without a challenge master? Meet Henry, our very own H2O
hero, he has some really easy tips to share about how his family saves
By making a few simple changes
to your everyday habits, the water savings can really add up.
Indoor Water Savings
Before you get started, write down your goals. You can set them individually, as a household or family. Putting a sticky note somewhere is always a great reminder. So remember, commitment is the key factor, take small steps until one day it is no longer an unusual activity but a habit. Be persistent, practice makes perfect.
Challenge: Use a bucket to collect cold water and reuse it elsewhere.
Challenge: Clean your teeth in the shower.
Challenge: If it's yellow let it mellow and if it's brown...
Challenge: Keep a bucket handy for rinsing off dishes throughout the day.
Challenge: Keep your clothes for another day but don’t compromise on personal hygiene.
Challenge: Capture water from other parts of the house to use on plants.
Challenge: Use a high-pressure hose or bucket.
Challenge: When the pool is in use, limit the bomb-diving.
Challenge: Using a blower could save time and effort.
If you’re looking for instant results, you can read your water meter daily, weekly or whenever you like. Learn how.
Another way to keep track of progress is through your quarterly bill.
Saving water doesn’t stop there. Learn more about switching over to water sustainable practices that can save you money.
So go on, challenge yourself, you might be surprised how simple it is to save water and money too!
If you'd like to share your handy tips, let us know and we'll publish them here.
There are no current water restrictions for Brisbane, Ipswich, Lockyer Valley and Somerset. Water restrictions are in place for some of our off-grid communities in the Scenic Rim.
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