Water saving tips

There are many ways to save water, both inside and outside your home. If every one of us saved two buckets of water a day for a year, together our community will save 231 Geographe Leisure Centre outdoor swimming pools of water.
By dropping your water use by two buckets you’re saving close to 2 buckets of water. So how can you save two buckets?

Or consider how much water these simple actions may save you around the home:


  • Choose a water efficient dishwasher (saving you up to 15 litres or 1.5 buckets)
  • Consider using a washing bucket to clean your dishes – you can then use the left-over water on your plants (saving you 20 litres or 2 buckets)


  • Reduce your shower by one minute (saving you 20 litres or 2 buckets)
  • Swap from a bath to a 4-minute shower (saving more than 50 litres or 5.5 buckets)
  • Turn the tap off when brushing your teeth (saving you more than 13 litres or 1 bucket)
  • Install water saving devices such as aerators in your sink taps and water efficient shower heads to help reduce the flow (saving you 9 litres or 1 bucket per minute)
  • Cover the ‘full flush’ button on your toilet, so only the half flush can be used, or place a toy hippo (or any floating object) in the back of the toilet to reduce the amount of water displaced (saving you 15 litres or 1.5 buckets each day)


  • Choose a water efficient washing machine (saving your 50 litres or 5 buckets per load)
  • Catch your grey water from the washing machine with a bucket and use it on your plants (saving you between 30 and 80 litres or 3 to 8 buckets per load)


  • Fix dripping taps and remember to check for possible water leaks (saving you up to 25 litres per day or 2.6 buckets)


  • Different types of sprinklers have different watering run times, it’s important your sprinklers are set to the appropriate run times so your not over watering your garden (more than 30 litres or 3.5 buckets)


  • Instead of using the sprinklers and hose for a 10-minute backyard water fight, jump in the pool or head to the beach (saving you 600 litres or 62.5 buckets)