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Do you know how much water you use in your home? Many of the towns across Warrumbungle Shire Council Area are on water restrictions is it a great idea to monitor water usage in your own homes.

Click here to download a Home Water Audit Kit



Warrumbungle Shire Council is a proud supporter of Smart Water Advice. In collaboration with Smart Approved WaterMark, we are providing a range of tips and resources to help you save water in your home, garden and at work.



View 'Be waterwise in your garden' 

Find out when and how to water efficiently in your garden. Discover how to install a rainwater tank and use greywater safely. Design a new garden. Browse Smart WaterMark approved garden products.

Ever wondered when is the best time of day to water your vegetable garden? or your pot plants? or ornamental trees? Find out when to water and how to best maintain your irrigation equipment.

Find out how much water your plants really need and how to test if your soil is drying out too much.

Many parts of your garden have differing watering needs and require different approaches to irrigation. Discover the many different types of irrigation technologies and which is most appropriate for you.

Mulching and composting ensures your garden is water efficient all the time and green even during times of drought. Find out more.

View Factsheet 'Saving water with mulch'

By choosing the right plants it is possible to maintain an attractive garden that requires only a small amount of water. Discover which plants suit your climate, soil and environment.

Thinking of designing a waterwise garden? Discover how to design a beautiful garden that uses only a small amount of water.



Rainwater tanks are popular for storing water. Discover the benefits of using rainwater, how to choose a tank suitable for you and how to install it.

View Factsheet 'Saving Water with Rainwater tanks'

View Factsheet 'Connecting your rainwater tank'

View Factsheet 'Maintaining rainwater tanks'



All the water that comes out of the tap is top quality drinking water, but not all of the activities that we use water for around the house need drinkable water. Greywater is the used water from the bathroom, laundry and kitchen. Find out how to use greywater safely



Smart Approved WaterMark certifies a range of water efficient products for use in your garden. Browse products now.



Explore ways of reducing your water wastage at home in your kitchen, bathroom, laundry. Discover the most water efficient method of washing your car and caring for your swimming pool.

Three quarters of the water used in the bathroom is used for washing ourselves. These days, thanks to high quality water efficient technology it is possible to have a great washing experience without using excessive amounts of water. Find out more.

View Factsheet 'How to fit efficient showerheads'

A running tap wastes over 6 litres a minute. Remember to turn off those taps and fix leaks. Find out more.

View Factsheet 'Early leak detection'

View Event Card 'Are your taps dripping?'

A continuously running toilet can waste up to 60,000 litres of water per year. Find out how to check if you have a leak and how to fix it.

View Event Card 'Is your toilet leaking?'

A quarter of all the water we use in the bathroom is flushed down the toilet! It is crazy that we use high quality, treated drinking water to flush toilets. It is easy to cut down water wastage through toilets.

Cooking, cleaning and washing dishes uses a huge amount of water. Find out how to save water in the kitchen

15-20% of all water consumed in the home is used in the laundry, making this room a high consumer of not only water but also energy and detergents. There are many inexpensive ways to save water in the laundry. Find out how.

View Factsheet 'Saving water in the Laundry'



There are many ways to clean cars without using too much water. Waterless car washes through to high pressure low-flow cleaners, can help you clean and be efficient with your water use. Find out more



Swimming pools use a huge amount of water, but if they are designed well to use rainwater and protected with a Smart WaterMark pool cover they don't have to be wasteful. And remember, it is possible to enjoy water whilst not wasting it at the same time.

View Factsheet 'Water efficient pool covers'



View Factsheet 'Saving water at work' 

Discover how to save water across different parts of the business sector including nurseries, food processing, manufacturing, commercial laundries, the building industry, hospitality, textiles, horticulture and viticulture.

Experience in the hospitality sector is showing that conserving water will not only save money, it will also provide an important marketing edge in a very competitive industry.

Non-Residential Laundries use large volumes of water with potential for significant water and cost savings.

Whether you run a production, wholesale, or retail nursery, an adequate supply of water is always important. However, you may not be aware of the large amount of water wastage.

Continued development of the horticulture industry is dependent upon growers implementing sustainable practices such as using water efficiently. Find out how to use water wisely in greenhouses, vegetable growing and orchards.


The Shower Song from Water Corporation

Watch. Listen. Download. Share. Dance. Sing! but most importantly, play it in the shower and make sure youre out before its finished!


Last Updated: 09 Dec 2019