Water Conservation
  • Last updated:
  • 22 Jul 2016

If your land application area is overflowing, reducing the household water use can help with the problem. It is easy to reduce a household's water consumption up to 50% by doing the following:

  • install water efficient fixtures, appliances and tap ware:
    • install flow restrictors 6-9 litres per minute to all tap ware/outlets discharging to the on-site sewerage facility (OSF)
    • install dual flush toilets
    • use a water efficient washing machine and dishwasher
    • fix any leaks straight away.
  • change water use habits and behaviours:
    • reduce showers to 3 minutes
    • use the half flush button on the toilet when appropriate
    • don't leave the tap running while cleaning i.e. teeth, shaving, peeling vegetables
    • make sure the washing machine and dishwasher are full before use.
  • re-use and co-use water where possible:
    • bathe small children together
    • re-use laundry hand washing water on the garden
    • catch shower water in a bucket while the shower warms up, and use it in the garden.

For a comprehensive guide to water conservation, refer to council's: