Central Coast Council is calling on residents to be water-wise by “living to 150L” and has launched new online tools to help them do just that.
“Love water: Live to 150L” sets a target for all residents to use less than 150 litres of water per person per day. An online calculator helps residents work out their water consumption, along with providing water wise hints and a chance to win a monthly prize by submitting their own water saving tips.
Central Coast residents currently uses an average of 180 litres of water each day for activities like showering, washing clothes and dishes, cooking and cleaning.
If we can each save the equivalent of three buckets of water each day, we’ll meet the 150-litre target.
A water calculator is one of the tools residents can use to estimate their personal water use. The calculator will help them with tips about ways they can save water.
Here are a few of the many things you can do to “live to 150L”:
• take shorter showers, ideally four minutes or less
• fix leaking taps and toilets
• use the half-flush button on toilets
• run dishwashers and washing machines when full
• turn off taps when cleaning teeth.
Find out more ways to reduce your use: centralcoast.nsw.gov.au/lovewater