Approximately 20% of the water used in the home; is used in the laundry. In addition to water, washing machines also use lots of energy and detergents. Using a washing machine and tapware with a higher water efficiency rating will save water and money by reducing consumption costs and power usage. Other things you can do in the laundry are:
TIPS FOR THE WASHING MACHINE
If you are in the market for a new washing machine, look for one with a four or more star rating.
Choose water efficient front loading washing machines.
Adjust the water level to suit the size of the wash load; many new models will do this automatically.
Wash with a full load.
TIPS FOR TAPS
A running tap wastes about 6 litres of water a minute, remembering to turn the taps off and fixing any leaks can save valuable water. Here are some quick and easy tips to help save water when using your taps:
If you have a dripping tap consider getting it fixed, it can waste up to 20,000 litres of water a year.
Flow controlled aerators for taps are inexpensive and can reduce water flow by 50%.