Daily Bulletin

House & Garden

  • Written by News Company

The world is hurting. Droughts and floods are on the rise. We’re causing irreparable damage to our finite natural resources. The number of species is dwindling at an alarming rate. Not to mention the worrying news headlines on climate change


As you’re reading this guide, you probably know why saving water is worth doing. If you’re not quite convinced yet, however, here are a couple of compelling reasons why saving water is a good idea:


  • *  Water usage = energy usage. It’s seems like an obvious point, but most people only think about the water they’re using/wasting and not the energy it takes to get that water to your faucet. In California, for example, it’s estimated that 19% of energy used goes into water-related activities.

  • *  Finite supply. Contrary to assumption, there’s a limited amount of water available worldwide. Considering 97% of the water on earth is salt water, we have to protect our limited natural supply.

  • *  Save you money. We often watch how much gas or electricity we use per month, but water takes a bit of a backseat. However, basic water conservation techniques can slash a decent amount off your bill without you even noticing. Also think about your septic system; increased usage means you’ll need to replace it, which can easily cost upwards of $5,000.

General Tips

Fix those leaks! You’d be surprised to know how many households have small leaks. A tiny drop here and there, left unchecked, can become hugely wasteful! Go around your house and ensure water isn’t leaking, either from a faucet or pipe.

Use your water meter. Have a look at your water meter and get a feel for how much you use on an average week. If you see a sudden increase, it may be due to a leak.

Reuse your towels. It’s not necessary to replace your towel every few days. Wait a little longer and reuse your towels, whether at home or when you’re away on holiday.

Look for the Energy Star. When shopping for appliances, look for the Energy Star. With washing machines, you can save up to 90 litres per load.

Wait for a full load. When using your dishwasher or washing machine, ensure it’s full.

Teach your children the basics. Saving water isn’t just your job. Teach your children the basics of why we need to save water and give them some easy tips they can follow, like turning off faucets tightly after using them. Instill the right habits early and our planet will have a better chance for the future!


Don’t let that water run! When washing the dishes, use a basin.

Don’t rinse. You don’t need to rinse your dishes completely before putting them in the dishwater. Get to know your model; the most recent versions are very good at removing even the most stubborn food scrap.

Use less water when cooking. It’s not always necessary. This also helps your food retain those healthy nutrients!

Dishwashers can be more efficient. Many believe that washing dishes by hand is more efficient, as you’re not using energy. This is a misconception, however, especially if you run the water while you do the dishes. Find a great collection of dishwashers at ianboer to take care of tough, stuck-on grease food and more.


Shower under 5 minutes. Depending on your average time in the shower, this can save 50,000 litres per year!

Turn off the water when you brush your teeth. This one is super easy to implement and can save 18 litres per minute.

Invest in a dual-flush toilet. This allows you to pick a half-flush for liquids and a full-flush for solids.

Avoid baths. We all love that evening bath to relax after a long day at work. Be aware of the cost, however: the average tub takes around 300 litres.


Use a broom instead of your water hose. Using your water hose is easy and requires less physical exertion, but a broom can save loads of water.

Report leaks. If you notice a leak (e.g. hydrants, sprinklers) on your street, tell your neighbour or local council. Be a good citizen!

Don’t wash your car. At home, that is. Commercial car washes are far more efficient with their water, with much of it recycled for the next wash. And they usually do a better job as well!


Writers Wanted

How a university can embed Indigenous knowledge into the curriculum and why it matters


Do criminals freely decide to commit offences? How the courts decide


6 Tips to Increase the Resale Value of Your Car


The Conversation


Prime Minister Interview with Kieran Gilbert, Sky News

KIERAN GILBERT: Kieran Gilbert here with you and the Prime Minister joins me. Prime Minister, thanks so much for your time.  PRIME MINISTER: G'day Kieran.  GILBERT: An assumption a vaccine is ...

Daily Bulletin - avatar Daily Bulletin

Did BLM Really Change the US Police Work?

The Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement has proven that the power of the state rests in the hands of the people it governs. Following the death of 46-year-old black American George Floyd in a case of ...

a Guest Writer - avatar a Guest Writer

Scott Morrison: the right man at the right time

Australia is not at war with another nation or ideology in August 2020 but the nation is in conflict. There are serious threats from China and there are many challenges flowing from the pandemic tha...

Greg Rogers - avatar Greg Rogers

Business News

How to Find A company with Tijuana manufacturing

If you have decided to launch a business in Tijuana, there is a need to know about the manufacturing companies. The decision to choose a manufacturing company is not so easy as it looks.   The rig...

News Company - avatar News Company

Tradies are actually getting on well. ServiceSeeking's data surprises

Across the Top 20 Industry Categories for Household Trades and Home Improvement  3 Industries are showing massive growth in jobs listed: Rubbish Removal, Carpet Cleaning, and Door Installation 4...

Jeremy Levitt - avatar Jeremy Levitt

Why Use Spill Containment Pallets

Oils, liquids and chemical leaks as well as spills are risky. If your business involves moving, receiving, and storing drums containing oils or chemicals, there’s a high risk of accidents and in...

News Company - avatar News Company

News Co Media Group

Content & Technology Connecting Global Audiences

More Information - Less Opinion