When you think about saving water, it's easy to think just about your garden. But there are other opportunities. Consider your paved areas, cars, pool or spa. In this section you'll learn how to use and save water all around your home.
Another way to make a valuable contribution to reducing water use is through rainwater collection. It can also help reduce your costs, and improve South Australia's sustainability. For advice on the collection of rainwater for drinking purposes, check out SA Health's handy facts.
Three quick tips to keep you garden green and cool this summer without using bucket loads of water.
Most of us wait for the heat to hit before watering our gardens. By giving your lawn and garden beds a good soak two days before a heatwave your plants will have the moisture they need to survive. A green, healthy garden also reduces air temperature on a hot day.
A quick water of your lawn or garden on hot, sunny days creates effective natural evaporative cooling for your garden. It can also keep your home cooler, reducing strain on your air conditioner.
Setting and forgetting your irrigation system can be convenient, but it removes the flexibility to align your watering with the weather. With the ability to adapt your water system, you can reduce how much water you use – and achieve better results.
These further tips can also aid efficient water use: