All water efficient products selected for this service are top rated Water Efficiency Labelling Scheme products. The set of standards that underpin WELS ensure that the products we use not only save water, but perform at least as well as the inefficient products they replace.
Participating households will typically have a choice between several 4-star water efficient showers, then 4-star flow regulators will be installed in bathroom sinks and 3-star flow regulators will be installed in kitchen sinks. All leaking or worn (difficult to operate) taps will be fully serviced and reassembled with all new seals and o-rings.
4-star showerheads are relatively new and as such will deliver savings beyond that which even newly built BASIX compliant homes would achieve.
In Sydney, this service has consistently delivered 20.9KL / year / household in savings for up to 8 years before the savings began to degrade.
In rural towns some new variables need to be considered:
Smart Water Advice is a resource developed to help organisations provide professional water efficiency information to their customers.
Provides maintenance for evaporative coolers. In some cases, it is economically viable (from both energy and water savings) to swap an evaporative cooler for a reverse-cycle air conditioning unit.