Despite living on one of the driest continents in the world, Australians are the worst at conserving water.
Here are some simple ways to use less water around the home.
According to Government website You Home, the shower is the easiest place to save water.
"An inefficient showerhead can use between 15L and 25L of water every minute while an efficient WELS 3 star rated one gives a high-quality shower using as little as 6L to 7L every minute," the website reports.
When it comes to the loo, use the half flush where possible. If you have a single flush toilet, enlist the help of a plumber to adjust the flush volume or switch to a dual flush system.
Fix leaking taps as soon a possible. Your Home reports, "A tap leaking at the rate of one drip a second wastes more than 12,000L of water a year.” Also, make sure all taps have a high WELS star rating.
Brushing your teeth
Turning the tap off while brushing your teeth will save about 19 litres of water.
Only wash your clothes when you have a full load. If washing a smaller load, make sure you adjust the water level. Washing with cold water also saves energy. Additionally, a high Wels star rating can save up to 50 L of water per load.
The newer dishwasher model you have, the more efficient it should be. Avoid rinsing your dishes before washing, scraping food into your compost or bin. Only wash when full.