Reducing your flow rates
Reducing flow rates (the amount of water per minute that comes out of tap or shower fittings) helps you keep your water use low. Showers typically use the most water (27%) in a household. If you have short showers AND keep your flow rates low, you’ll see good results on your bill each month!
How to know if you need flow restrictors and how to install them.
Shower flow restrictors
These brass and rubber shower flow restrictors (pictured) can reduce your flow to about 9L per minute. The restrictors are easy to install but work best in showers with an existing flow rate of around 18L per minute. If your flow rates are below 15L per minute, it may only reduce to about 12L per minute.
Mixer taps can also have flow-restricting aerators (pictured) installed, useful in high use areas such as the kitchen or for reducing splashing in shallow bathroom sinks.
Reducing your toilet flush
You can use a gizmo (pictured) to reduce the amount of water released per flush, for older single flush toilets. Find out how to measure your toilet flush from this flyer.