Water Saving Strategies

Council takes its responsibilities to the community and the environment seriously.  Water conservation means looking after our resources and protecting the environment.  Council is committed to working with the Singleton community to preserve valuable water resources, providing a number of resources and actively facilitates water saving initiatives which promote water, sewer and associated efficiencies.

IN THE HOUSE

We use a huge amount of water inside the home from washing ourselves, our clothes, brushing our teeth, flushing toilets and cooking. The thumbnails below identify ways to reduce water use in your home, from use of water efficient technologies to making some small changes in the way we do things.

bathroom
kitchen and cooking
laundry
leaks

IN THE GARDEN AND YARD

Outdoor water use accounts for 25 to 50% of the average Aussie homes water use and it the area where most of this valuable resource is wasted.  It is worth considering reducing the amount of water used in the garden, collecting rainwater and using greywater from inside the house where you can.  With a bit of planning and use of new and improved water saving technology you can have an attractive garden and yard and still be water wise.

watering the garden and outdoors
mulching and compost
Washing cars and other vehicles
pools and spas

FACT SHEETS AND ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

The following water saving information or fact sheets are available for download by clicking the link.

  • Water Restrictions - Frequently Asked Questions
  • Water Leaks – What is the real cost and how to test for them? (to be developed)
  • Showerheads – Information Sheet