Saving water at home

Tips and tricks to help you conserve water at home

Did you know the majority of water consumed at the home is used for washing, cooking and flushing toilets?

Below are some tips to help you be more water efficient at home.

How to change a tap washer

One drip per second can waste up to 12,000 litres of water from a single tap, per year.

The most common reason for a leaking tap is a worn tap washer that can no longer create a tight seal. It's important to change worn tap washers as soon as possible to ensure we're not letting clean water go down the drain.

Watch the video below to find out how to change a tap washer.

How to change a tap washer

Showerhead exchange

Regular showerheads use up to 20 litres a minute, but water saving showerheads use only 9 litres a minute.

We offer a showerhead exchange for our customers to help you save water at home. Each customer can receive one water saving showerhead. To order yours, phone 1800 050 500 or visit our Traralgon office during business hours. 

It can be hard to tell if you have a water saving showerhead. Use this simple test to see how much water your showerhead uses each minute:

  • Get a 10 litre bucket (a normal household bucket)
  • Get something you can use to time 1 minute
  • Turn on your shower and start your timer
  • If the bucket fills in about half a minute, you have an old style showerhead
  • If it takes about a minute to fill the bucket, you have a water saving showerhead

Our water saving showerheads are not suitable for low pressure (eg gravity fed), or instantaneous hot water systems.

How to change a showerhead 

Using water efficiently in the shower not only saves water but uses less energy.

Watch the video below to find out how to change a showerhead.

How to change a showerhead

Ten mindful habits

Getting into the habit of conserving water is easier than you think. Watch the video below for ten mindful habits that you can start doing today.

Ten mindful habits to help you conserve water


Greywater is water that has already been used in your home. Instead of letting it go down the drain into the sewer system, greywater can be captured and used in certain circumstances outside your home.

Greywater is managed by councils, with each council having different regulations regarding the storage and use of greywater. As it has already been ‘used’ in your home, it is important to store and use it correctly to avoid the water-borne diseases we see in countries without adequate sanitation.

There are a number of dos and don’ts when using greywater. For instance, it should not be used to water vegetables that you will eat raw, or during wet periods when it won’t soak into the soil.

Take a look at the video below to find out more.

Greywater recycling

More water saving tips for home

For more tips on how to save water at home, visit The Water Conservancy website.