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
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
Swimming pools use a huge amount of water, but if they are designed well to use rainwater and protected with a Smart WaterMark pool cover they don't have to be wasteful.
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.
Mulch is an essential component of maintaining a water efficient garden. The basic rule is any mulch is better than no mulch.
Adopting water efficient practices in your business can save you money, as well as water. There are many opportunities to reduce the water used in businesses across Australia. It may be on the production line, in the office or perhaps the kitchen and bathrooms of your workplace. Find out how you can reduce the water consumption of your business.
For the full listing of Smart Approved WaterMark products and services visit smartwatermark.org