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Did you know that water used in the garden can account for 25-50% of the average water use?

Watering your garden

Watering your garden can be an important part of keep your plants thriving during the warmer months, but how often is too often? Here, gardening expert Nancy Morgan shares her advice on how to keep your garden happy while saving water.

Plant Finder

The Plant Finder on the Smart Approved Watermark website gives you a list of water efficient plants to assist your approach to sustainable gardening.

You can search by the name of the plants or alternatively you can select the part of Australia you live in and the type of plant you’re looking for (eg. grasses, large trees, climbers), and the program finds plants for you.

You can also add extra search criteria such as foliage type, growing environment, maintenance level, water needs and flowering season.

For information on which trees to plant in the area, refer to the Trees and Your Pipes brochure.

Saving water around the pool and spa

The Smart WaterMark’s pool and spa page has simple tips on how to minimise the amount of water used in your pool and spa. It includes information on how to reduce evaporation by using available pool covers and how your behaviour can affect how much ‘topping up’ your pool needs.

Washing your car

Washing your car at a commercial car wash can be very water efficient, but there are things you can do at home to keep your car sparkling without using much water.

Smart WaterMark’s car washing page has tips on washing your car at home and explains the commercial car wash scheme.

Trigger Nozzle Exchange

If you use water supplied by us to water your garden or wash

your car, you need to have a trigger nozzle on your hose. This is one of the

Permanent Water Saving Rules. Having a trigger nozzle on your hose helps save

water because you can turn off the water instantly as you work your way around

the garden. We offer the Trigger Nozzle Exchange Program for our customers

which allows customers to receive two trigger nozzles.

Under Permanent Water Saving Rules, you can wash your car or water your garden on any day at any time using a hose with a trigger nozzle. There are time limits on when you can use watering systems though, see the Water Restrictions page for details.

You can collect a trigger nozzles from our Traralgon office between 8.00am and 4.45pm Monday to Friday (closed on public holidays) or call us on 1800 050 500 and we can post one out to you.

For more information

For more information, visit the Smart Approved Watermark website.

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Gippsland Water supplies fresh clean drinking water to more than 70,000 customers, and wastewater services to more than 63,000 customers across an area of more than 5,000 square kilometres. It maintains a $1 billion infrastructure network, which includes more than 2,000 kilometres of water mains, 15 water treatment plants, over 1,700 kilometres of sewer mains and 14 wastewater treatment plants.

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