Using water wisely

Some helpful tips to conserve water and conform with water restrictions for the area are supplied below.

Water running from tap
Help us conserve our water – it’s a limited and precious resource! Here are some handy hints for conserving this precious resource. For some helpful ideas and factsheets go to this website. In the kitchen Keep a jug of water in the refrigerator instead of running the tap for cold drinks Collect the water you use for rinsing fruit and vegetables in a sink or a container then re-use the water for your houseplants ...
Man holding plant
Efficient Irrigation for water conservation guideline was introduced in March 2009 under the Queensland Plumbing and Wastewater Code and applies across Queensland for all new installations of irrigation systems. If you are planning to install a new irrigation system for your garden then you will need to be aware of, and comply with this guideline. ...
Every garden and lawn is different – from the plants you have chosen, to the soil you have and the wind and sunshine your garden receives. It is likely that different parts of your garden will have a different microclimate and may therefore have different watering requirements. Planning your garden When planning a new irrigation system or modifying an existing system you should select the system and emitters which are efficient and ...
How to check for leaks Before leaving home (e.g. when you go to work, or school, or away for holidays) turn off ALL taps. Read the water meter and record the amount before you leave. Upon returning home, check the meter again. If your meter has changed, you may have a leak either under ground, in a toilet or an outside tap. Please call a plumber to fix it. To stop a leaking tap, (only if ...
Under Permanent Conservation Measures, residents are urged to continue being conservative in their use of water.  The target for residential consumption is now 200 L/p/d for Toowoomba City and areas connected to the Toowoomba Bulk water supply and Greenmount Service Area water supplies. Over the last few years the community is to be congratulated for reducing water usage to below 140L/p/d and are continuing to keep usage to this conservative level. I ...
Water Demand Management Programs over the last few years have been successful in significantly reducing Toowoomba’s residential water consumption (litres per person per day). Check the current water consumption figures. Historical figures: 238 L/p/day in second half of 2003-04 210 L/p/d  for 2004/5 Level 4, introduced August 2005, restricted outside watering to buckets only. This produced the biggest single drop in residential water use. Level 5 was introduced ...
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