In the bathroom

Typical water use at home is about 25% in the bathroom.

  • Turn off the tap when cleaning your teeth or shaving, you can save 10 litres of water a minute.
  • Installation of a low-flow showerhead can save 1,000 litres of water per week.

  • Showers are the best way to reduce water usage, but only if they are short. Keep shower time to six minutes or less.
  • Put a bucket in the shower while you're waiting for the water to warm up, and use the water you catch for watering plants, flushing the toilet or cleaning.
  • Install a flush saver device or dual flush system to your toilet. This can save up to 10 litres of water per person, per flush.
  • Check your toilet for leaks. Put a few drops of food colouring in your toilet tank. If it appears in the bowl without flushing, you have a leak that needs repairing.

  • Don’t flush things down the toilet to dispose of them. Throw tissues and other bathroom waste in the rubbish bin.

Did You Know?

All of the water that flows into homes connected to the town supply, is good enough to drink. That’s right – the water in your toilet, washing machine, hose and faucet all comes from the same place - the Water Treatment Plant. It has been treated and tested to be clean and safe for human consumption. 

The next time you turn on the tap, flush the toilet or run a household appliance, remember that all the water you use is precious. Do your best to use it sparingly.

In the bathroom