When thinking about reducing your water usage remember the 5 R’s Smart Water code:
Reduce - Look for ways to use less water.
Repair - Fix leaks fast.
Replace - When renovating or building, choose the most water-efficient appliances you can.
Retrofit - Change your current appliance’s water efficiency by adding a feature that doesn’t limit performance but reduces water use.
Reuse - Catch rainwater or grey water (from the shower) and use for pot plants and the garden.
The Smart Water Starts with You! sub-regional summer campaign aims to make long-term change to how we use water and is a joint venture between Waikato District Council, Hamilton City Council, and Waipa District Council.
Check out the Smart Water website for more information and water saving tips. www.smartwater.org.nz