As South Australians living in the driest state of the driest continent, when the weather heats up water restrictions are a concern for all of us. There are numerous ways that water conservation can be implemented in your home or business to save both water and money.
3 ways to be more water efficient:
Install a low-flow shower head:
Before you recoil in horror at the thought of sacrificing your strong shower pressure for a trickling stream, you will be relieved to hear that a well designed low-flow shower head can provide an experience comparable to, or even better than, a regular 9L/min shower head. And going from a 9L to a 7.5L flow rate can mean saving more than 5000L of water per year.
Install a smart irrigation system:
Smart Irrigation systems adjust themselves to suit weather conditions and will only water the garden when it is required. This can reduce water bills significantly. Timers are set so that watering occurs only when it is best for the landscape and climate. This can save as much as 50% of the water that would normally be used with a typical irrigation system. There is little to no waste through overwatering. No water wasted means no money wasted!
Rain Water Harvesting:
This is the process of collecting rain water for later use. Depending on tank size and climate, this can significantly reduce mains water usage. This in turn can also help the greater community in the way of:
reducing the need for new dams or desalination plants
protecting remaining environmental flows in rivers
helping to reduce local flooding due to decreasing stormwater run-off.
Please contact us on (08) 8367 8383 if you would like any more information.
Grey Water Systems: What are they?
Grey water is recycled water that has already been used for another purpose in your home eg. the water that has drained from your shower, bath, basin or washing machine. It is a great way to reduce your water usage by using it for different purposes such as watering plants and flushing toilets It is a much more sustainable way to keep your garden green especially during the warmer months. Reusing treated grey water for toilet flushing can save approximately 50L of water in an average household.
!Caution when using Grey Water!
Grey water is not for human consumption, even if filtered. It is great for your flower beds, but not your veggie garden!
Call us on 1300 367 528 (free call) or 8367 8383
Our many services include:
1. General Plumbing Services: blocked drains, leaking taps, stormwater systems and water filtration systems to name a few