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Waterwise

Meadow springs Primary School is a Waterwise school. We encourage students, staff and families to be waterwise.

For more information on how you can save water please visit the Waterwise website https://www.watercorporation.com.au/save-water/water-saving-tips?

There are many little things that we can all do to help save water in our homes, all year round! Here are a few examples:

Shower with a bucket 

 

You could capture a bucket of water for the garden every time you had a shower when waiting for the temperature to heat up. Imagine how many litres you could save! 

Wash your car with a bucket 

 

 

You use less water washing your car with a bucket than if you take it to a car wash.

Using 6 buckets of water (60L) would still use less water than a typical self service car wash. Make sure you don't leave the hose running.

Turn the tap off when brushing your teeth.

Leaving the tap running when brushing your teeth wastes up to 10L per minute. Our surveys show 8 out of 10 people have changed their habit and are now turning the tap off. Are you helping to make a difference? 

 

Scrape dishes into the bin 

Instead of rinsing your dishes before loading them into the dishwasher or sink scrape the excess food into the bin. Pre-rinsing dishes can double your water use. 

And did you know around 30% of blockages in our wastewater system are caused by fats, oils and grease solidifying in pipes? So removing grease and food scraps from your pots, pans and dishes before you wash them also helps keep our drains happy and healthy. Find out what not to flush.