Water Conservation

Our Water Cycle

There are currently no water restrictions applicable to the Bundaberg region, however it is important to conserve water for our environment and the future.

Every drop counts and being water-wise not only saves water but also money. There are many simple ways you can conserve water such as checking regularly for water leaks, watering the garden with a trigger nozzle or using a swimming pool cover. 

Here are some more simple ideas on how to conserve your water use:

  • Keep your shower to 4 mins long - almost 1/4 of household water is used in the shower!
  • Turn off the tap when brushing your teeth - this will save 15 litres of water a minute
  • Store drinking water in the fridge - running the tap until cold uses 15 litres a minute
  • Connect your rainwater tank to your toilet & washing machine - this saves 50,000 litres a year!
  • Scrape your dishes before loading into the dishwasher & avoid pre-washing - this will halve your water use
  • Wait for a full load to do your washing - this saves 15,000 litres a year

For more information, visit the Australian Water Association.

Keep Our Water Cycle Pumping

Check out this video and discover the truth about 'flushable' wipes.

Only flush the 3 Ps...Poo, Pee and (toilet Paper.

National Water Week - 19 to 25 October 2020

National Water Week is back to make a splash across Australia, inspiring individuals, communities and organisations to build awareness around the value of water. Access to clean water is hugely important to our daily lives, and it’s down to all of us to protect our water environments and resources and use water wisely.

The theme for 2020 is Reimagining our Water Future. As our population grows, this will put more stress on our water resources, so how can we reimagine the way we use and reuse water to ensure there’s enough of it in the future? How can we rethink our current water practices to help conserve valuable water resources? What can we do as individuals and as communities to inspire a more sustainable water future?

Find out more here.



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