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1 in 3 homes Alice Springs homes have a leak that is wasting more than the average Australian household uses in a year!

Alice Springs household water use

Above is a graph of household water use break up (average of over 1000 Alice Water Smart Home participants) with 40% of our water used indoors. Leaks can go unnoticed for years and waste substantial amounts of water. 1 in 3 households, out of 1000 Alice Springs participating in Alice Water Smart, were found to be losing over 200kL of water per year on average to leaks, (more than the national average for a household)! Luckily fixing leaks is an easy and common sense way to avoid water waste and save money on your water bill.

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Showers

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3-star rated showerheads use no more than 9 litres of water per minute, while old style showerheads use up to 20 litres per...

Toilets

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Toilets can account for a large proportion of your water bill. Fix leaks The most cost effective way to save water is to fix...

Air-conditioners

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Using an evaporative air conditioner or “swampy” is a good way to keep cool in the dry Central Australian climate. Although they...

Leaks

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 Finding hidden water leaks 1 in 3 Alice Springs homes have a leak that is wasting more than the average Australian...