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Water Wise Action in Central Australia - Powerwater

Water Wise Action in Central Australia - Powerwater

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Published by: Water Wise Gardening Landscape Group on Aug 11, 2012
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ACTION INCENTRALAUSTRALIA
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HardwareActionCost(withoutrebates)Savingslitres (L)per yearSavings($/year)
ShowerheadReplace old showerhead with waterefficient model
1
$18 to$100+60,000L$65Reused 2Lwater bottleFill and put in toilet cisternFree4,400L$5Four minuteshower timerReduce shower time fromseven minutes to four minutes
2
$530,000L$32Shower levelInstall instant on/off flick leverto turn off water during shower
3
$559,800L$11Hot waterrecirculationInstall a device that recirculates hotwater so hot water is instantly available
4
$500 to$90011,000L$12BucketUse a bucket to catch coldshower water and put on plants$511,000L$12Flow restrictorsFit flow restrictor to taps
5
$210,000L$11Tap aeratorsFit tap aerators
6
$810,000L$11Dual flushtoiletReplace single flush toiletwith dual flush toilet
7
 $150+38,000L$41Tap timerInstall tap timer on irrigation system
8
$20 to$100+10,000L$11Trigger nozzleFit a trigger nozzle to hose forgarden watering/car washing$20 to $504,000L$4WashingmachineReplace top loader withwater efficient front loader
9
$500+18,000L$19DishwasherReplace old model withwater efficient model
10
$8004,000L$4Pool coverCover pool when not in use
11
$45044,500L$48Rainwater tankConnect a 9kL tank and plumbinto a toilet or hot water system
12
 $1,70040,000L$43NT approvedgreywatersystemDivert greywater from laundryand shower to garden
13
$3,000+62,000L$67HoseTemporary greywater diversionfrom washing machine$5013,500L$15Lawn irrigationReduce irrigation to match lawn needs
14
Free80,000L$86Synthetic grassReplace lawn with synthetic grass (savingsexclusive of reduced fertilizer and mowing)$70/m
2
2,000L/ m
2
$2/m
2
IrrigationRemember to reduce in cool months
15
Free75,000L$81* Based on a three person household. Hardware installation costs not included. Costing quoted inSeptember 2009 from Alice Springs retailers. Price of water is costed at $1.079/kL (per 1,000L) asat 1 July 2010. Not all items listed are appropriate for all households. An average household uses1,458L/day. Gardens use 950L (65 per cent of total daily household use).
1 Based on five minute showersand replacing 20L/minuteshower rose with 9L/minutewater efficient shower rose.2 Using a 9L/min shower rose.3 One minute/ day less water.4 30L/day is wasted waiting forwater to heat up.5 Indoor tap use is 73L/day(5 per cent of total daily use).Flow restrictor reduces tapuse by 40 per cent.6 Indoor tap use is 73L/day (5 percent of total daily use). Aeratorreduces tap use by 40 per cent.7 Single flush toilets use12L/flush. Dual flushtoilets use 4.5L/3L.8 Saves 10 minutes of irrigationper week at 20L/ minute.9 Old top loaders use around150L/wash. Water efficientfront loaders use around65L/wash.10 Dishes washed every day and10L/wash 20L/wash saved withnew machine.11 7m x 4m pool, covered 50per cent of the year. Annualevaporation 3175mm.12 Roof area 200m
2
.13 Daily five minute showers witha 9L/min shower rose and four65L loads of washing per week.14 Lawn is 7m x 7m. Good existingsprinkler layout. Reducefrom 3,650mm/year/m
2
 to 2,000L/m
2
.15 Five cool months/year.500L per day reduction.
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Introduction 2Around the house 8
Taps 10Is it right formy house? 10In the bathroom 11In the kitchen 14In the laundry 15
Greywater 16Pools and evaporativeair conditioning 18In the garden 20
 Planning 21Protect andbuild the soil 21Salt in Centralian soils 23Watering 24
Watering schedule 26
Drip irrigation 28Plants 30Native gardens 31Waterwisefruit and veggies 33Lawn 35Pot plants 38
Water harvesting 40
Landscaping 40Rainwater tanks 41
Get in the know 42
Local organisations 42Further information 43
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