Make Every Drop Count!
Updated: Dec 19, 2019
With more than two-thirds of Queensland now in drought, it’s more important than ever we conserve water where we can.
A leaking toilet wastes up to 16,000 litres of water every year, while just one dripping tap can waste up to 20,000L a year. I wonder how many of us in the Gold Coast are wasting water this way? How many people in Queensland?
The reality is, no one ever wants to spend their hard-earned cash on getting a leaking tap or toilet fixed. Who in their right mind would want to shell out for that when you could put an extra gift under the tree for your kids, or enjoy a Christmas beer with your mates, right?
But, when a school up the road in Mount Tambourine can’t provide thirsty kids with a drink of water on a hot summer’s day - and Canungra’s local water supply has been shut down - it really makes you think twice about your own usage.
Oceania Plumbing is a family business at heart and we know all too well the financial pressure mums and dads are under at this time of year. That’s why I’m offering my customers an incentive to get those leaks fixed. If you quote EVERY DROP COUNTS BLOG at the time of booking, I’ll give you a ten per cent discount off my labour costs.
There are many ways other ways we can save water around the home too, I’ve popped a few ideas below. And if you have some of your own tips, I’d love to hear them - please jump over to my facebook page and share away here: https://www.facebook.com/oceaniaplumbing/
* Don’t leave the tap running when you clean your teeth - that alone can waste up to 10L.
* Don’t pre-rinse dishes before putting them into the dishwasher. It isn’t necessary and it can save you almost 23,000L every year!
* A dual flush toilet saves up to 80L of water a day. Don’t put your washing machine on unless it’s full.
* Limit showers to four minutes.It’s always best to use water efficient showers, taps, toilets and appliances. A water efficient shower head can save a family of four over $300 every year.
* Boil only what you need when you fill the kettle.
* Steam your veggies and use the left over water as stock.
* Install aerators or flow restrictors on your taps.
And if you are determined to save water, feel free to contact me about a water efficiency test on your property.
Thanks for reading!
All the best,