Save Water_part 3

May 27th, 2011 - 

Saving devices 

For part one see here.
For part two see here.

 – A rainwater tank prevents precious rainwater coming off your roof and ending up as storm water run-off. Tanks supply water for outdoor use, flushing toilets and washing clothes and reduce flash flooding in our creeks.  
– A grey water system using water from your bathroom and/or laundry (not toilet or kitchen) is a good alternative source of water for your garden. Water can be piped through a flexible hose or bucketed to any part of your garden and does not require Council approval. If you plan to install a grey water diversion system, that requires connection to household plumbing you will need to apply for Council approval.
– A pool blanket reduces pool and spa water loss to evaporation, minimises chemical use, prevents debris entering your pool and increases the water temperature by up to 8°C. It can save up to 100 liters of water per day. As it simply floats on your pool surface, it’s easy to install. 
A water sense lifestyle can achieve water savings in your home. Look for products with a high Water Efficiency Labeling Standard (WELS) star rating. Install water-saving devices such as flow restrictors, dual flush toilets, water-efficient washing machines, dishwashers, shower heads and taps. 
Reuse water from your house on your garden by placing a basin in your kitchen sink to catch water when rinsing fruits and vegetables and by using a bucket in the shower to catch the water while you’re waiting for it to warm up.

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