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Water Saving Tips  
Buy plants that are drought tolerant and suited to our local climate so your garden will require less watering.
Mulching can prevent up to 70% of water loss by evaporation on hot days.
Plants don’t need watering every day. Once a week will usually do.
Water in the early morning or evening to avoid water loss through evaporation.
Park your car on your lawn or a suitable grassy area when washing to minimise runoff.
Use a bucket to wash the car, as per current restrictions, and dry using a chamois.
Clean footpaths and driveways with a broom, hosing driveways can waste about 30 litres of water a minute.
Covering your pool will reduce evaporation by up to 90%, as well as reducing how often you need to clean and top up your pool.
Install a water efficient shower head – traditional ‘old style’ shower heads use about 20 litres of water per minute, twice as much as water efficient appliances.
Install a dual flush toilet or cistern weight in your old single flush toilet – they can half the water use from 12-20 litres a flush to 6 litres a flush.
Install a water efficient washing machine, front loaders are often more water efficient than top loaders.
Only run the dishwasher when you have a full load, as they can use up to 60 litres of water for each load.
Fix leaking showerheads and taps – a dripping tap can waste more than 35,000 litres of water a year.
Take shorter showers – long hot showers use around 10 to 20 litres a minute, so cutting a 10 minute shower down to 5 minutes will save around 50 to 100 litres of water.
Local council web sites have excellent advice and resources on water saving.
For more information visit www.wyong.nsw.gov.au, www.gosford.nsw.gov.au or www.gwcwater.nsw.gov.au
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