How to Save Water in Your South West Home

Wasted water

A home with fully functioning plumbing is a luxury we often take for granted. While keeping your homes plumbing in good working order ensures your family isn’t inconvenienced by a plumbing problem, it is important to understand how it can also help to save water. Conserving water is crucial, we don’t have an endless supply. Doing your part to save water around your home helps protect and preserve our environment, save energy, minimise the effect of water shortages and build safe communities. 

How can you save water in your South West home? Read on to learn 5 ways including:

  • Have Leaking Toilets Repaired
  • Reduce Shower Times
  • Fix Dripping Taps
  • Brush Your Teeth with the Tap Off
  • Be on the Lookout for Leaks around Appliances

Have Leaking Toilets Repaired

Fixing just 1 leaking toilet in your home can save around 9000 litres of water each year. How do you know your toilet is leaking? If your toilet continues to make noise for longer than a few minutes after being flushed, it likely there is water still running. Water pooling at the base of your toilet or on your toilet floor is also a sign of water leaking.

Reduce Shower Times


A long, hot shower on a cold winter’s morning, is the ideal way to start your day. While this is a luxury you can still enjoy, save water and save energy by reducing shower times to 4 minutes. This is something your whole household can do to all play their part to save water.

Fix Dripping Taps

A dripping tap may not appear to waste a large amount of water. Right? Wrong! A tap that drips just 10 times per minute adds up to 600 drips per hour and over 14,000 drips a day. This is equivalent to around 3 litres of water a day. The result, an unnecessary waste of water (and money!)

Brush Your Teeth with the Tap Off

Leaving the tap running while brushing your teeth is wasting water. Turn the tap off while brushing your teeth and turn back on to rinse your toothbrush and mouth after brushing. Remind yourself and others in your household to do this is by putting a small sign above your bathroom sink with a reminder to turn the tap off while brushing.

Be on the Lookout for Leaks around Appliances

Burst water pipe fix

Water leaking or pooling around appliances is a sure sign there is a water leak. Be on the lookout for leaks around appliances including dishwashers and washing machines. Move these away from the wall and check the floor behind for any signs of drips or leaks every few weeks. 

Mainline Plumbing and Cheap Hot Water and Gas are the trusted name in the plumbing industry for all your plumbing needs in the South West

The team at Mainline Plumbing and Cheap Hot Water and Gas are the ‘trusted name in the plumbing industry’ and offer fast, effective and honest workmanship for all your plumbing needs. If your homes plumbing is wasting water, call our team today to have it inspected and repaired.

Call the team on 9791 1608 in Bunbury or 9759 1317 in Busselton/Dunsborough today.