Water saving tips

Brought to you by Planet Ark and Smart Approved WaterMark

Why save water?

Here at Planet Ark we are always trying to find the positive actions everyone can take to reduce their impact on the environment. Cutting back on your water use not only saves water, but also saves energy, money and the environment. The resources below have been designed to provide you with some easy ways to save water in your home, garden and whilst at work.

Smart Approved WaterMark certify water efficient products and services in Australia and Europe. They also provide advice to communities on saving water around the home, garden and business as part of their Smart Water Advice program. For this reason Planet Ark and Smart Approved WaterMark are combining our efforts to get the message out about how you can reduce your water use and impact on the environment.


Disclaimer: The advice provided has not been verified by Planet Ark. All requests and enquiries about advice provided should be directed to Smart Approved WaterMark

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At home

Tips and advice for reducing water consumption in the home

We use a large amount of water inside the home for washing ourselves, our clothes, brushing our teeth, flushing toilets or cooking. Many people have swimming pools and we all love to wash our cars, both activities using huge quantities of water. This information aims to help you reduce your water use in your home by choosing smart water efficient technology and making small changes to your everyday habits

  • Personal Washing
  • Taps
  • Toilets
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry
  • Pool and Spa
  • Car washing
  • Leaks

End of life: Recycle the cardboard inner toilet rolls and recycle the soft plastic packaging through REDcycle bins (located at Coles and Woolworths supermarkets)

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In the garden

Guide to water efficient gardening.

  • Mulch and composting
  • How much to water?
  • Using rainwater
  • Using greywater
  • Grass types
  • When to make garden changes
  • Irrigation techniques

Outdoor water use accounts for 25-50% of the average Australian home's water use and is an area where huge amounts of water are wasted.

Find out more...

At work

Orange Power Carpet & Upholstery Cleaner

  • Dissolves both old and new stains on carpet and upholstery
  • Use on woollen or synthetic carpets
  • Can be used as a carpet shampoo
  • Simple to use trigger bottle

Orange Power Spray & Mop Floor Cleaner

  • Powerful, fast acting floor cleaner requiring no water
  • Direct to floor with trigger spray, drying in minutes
  • Suitable for use on all floor coverings
  • Leaves a pleasant, natural citrus fragrance