Bathroom

In a typical home, almost half of all the water you use indoors is in the bathroom. This makes it a great place to start saving water.  

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Check your taps for leaks and turn them off when you brush your teeth.

How can you save water in your bathroom?

Water efficient showerhead

Install a 3-star rated showerhead and you could save up to $100 a year in water and heating costs.

  • Change to a 3-star showerhead and you could save $50 to $100 a year in water and energy costs. 
  • Consider installing a flow controller if you don’t want to change your showerhead. It doesn't change the look of your existing showerhead and provides an efficient flow.
Water efficient bathroom basin tap

Water efficient taps such as mixers help save water.

  • Choose new 3-star taps, including lever, mixer and quarter-turn styles. They use about half the amount of water as a standard tap.
  • Fit an aerator to your tap if you don’t want to change its look. Aerators reduce the flow of water without reducing the pressure. They can reduce the amount of water you use by more than 50%.
  • Install a flow controller or restrictor in the tap body if you can't fit an aerator to your tap. 
Water efficient dual flush toilet

Install a 4-star dual flush toilet and you'll save about 25,000 litres of water a year.

  • Change your single flush toilet to a 4-star dual flush toilet and you'll save about 25,000 litres of water a year.
  • Make your single flush toilet more water efficient by adjusting the float valve in the cistern or installing a cistern weight. Adjusting the float valve will reduce the amount of water needed to fill your cistern for each flush. Using a cistern weight means you control how much water is used for each flush when you hold the button down.
  • Check your toilet isn't leaking. Place a small piece of dry toilet paper at the back of the toilet bowl and check that it stays dry until the next flush. Toilet cisterns shouldn't release any water between flushes. A leaking toilet can waste over 16,000 litres of water a year.
  • Make sure your taps, showers and toilets aren’t dripping or leaking. Leaks and drips may look small, but they add up.
  • Check water isn’t running into the toilet bowl between flushes. Place a small piece of dry toilet paper at the back of the toilet bowl and check that it stays dry until the next flush. Toilet cisterns shouldn't release any water between flushes. A leaking toilet can waste more than 16,000 litres of water a year.
If you're making changes to your bathroom, make sure you use a licenced plumber.

Our WaterFix® plumbers are licenced and can help you save water.

Many other licenced plumbers can also help you. Make sure you compare and choose the one that's best for you.

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