How often do you think about how much water you use on a daily basis?
With the implementation of severe water restrictions across NSW and many other parts of Australia due to serious drought, it’s never been more important to be conscious of our water habits.
Did you know?
An 8-minute shower uses the equivalent of one small backyard swimming pool of water per year, while full flushing five times a day can waste the equivalent of 43 bathtubs of water a year on average. That is massive!
If you’re looking to cut back on your water wastage (and we highly recommend that you do!), here are four of the best water saving appliances for your home that will guarantee you have full control over the water systems in your house.
1. Eve Water Guard
This handy little device detects water leaks as soon as the first drop falls, alerting you via your smart device with a notification. Left unrepaired, a dripping tap can waste around 46 000L a year.
Available at: Amazon, Apple, eBay, JB Hi-Fi
2. Samsung WW75J54E0IW 7.5kg Front Load Washing Machine
This washing machine can wash small loads in just fifteen minutes, saving you time, energy and water. You can also adjust water and wash time based on the weight of each load. The Smart Check automatic error-monitoring system also detects and diagnoses any issues that may occur, providing you with easy troubleshooting solutions via its app.
3. Xiaomi Xiaoda Automatic Water Saver Tap
This appliance monitors the water flow of your tap by sensing hand movements so that you can efficiently save water without needing to make contact with any part of the sink. It comes with optimised infrared sensing combined with air injection technology, energy-saving and an eco-friendly design.
For other water-saving tips, why not try...
Always use the half-flush - more likely than not, it will be enough to do the trick!
Try roasting your veggies instead of boiling or steaming them; they taste just as delicious and will save water
Make sure you're doing a full load of laundry every single time
Plug your sink when you're washing vegetables or doing the plates (p.s. a newer model dishwasher actually saves more water than hand washing if you're doing a full load)
For further tips and information regarding how you can save more water this season, check out Sydney Water’s website. You can also find out your water score to see how much water you’re currently using and what you can do to reduce it.
WORDS | Rebecca Chu