Streamwatch: Be waterwise

There are many ways to be waterwise.

Turn taps off

Stuart Humphreys © Australian Museum

In the home

  • Take shorter showers.
  • Use the half flush button on your toilet instead of the full flush button.
  • Don’t put rubbish or chemicals down the drain.
  • Don’t turn the tap on too hard while washing your hands and turn off it properly.
  • Use a broom instead of a hose to clean paths and driveways.

In the garden

  • Water the garden early in the morning or in the evening because less water evaporates when it is cooler.
  • Plant Australian plants that are native to your area and mulch your garden.
  • Find alternatives to fertilisers and pesticides that may contain harmful chemicals.
  • Wash the car on the lawn.

 


Greg McDonald , Education Project Officer - Streamwatch
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