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Laundry and bathroom

There are many easy steps you can take to reduce the amount of power and water you use in your home and save money.

Sydney Water tells us that about 27% of water is used outdoors, 24% on showers, 20% in the laundry, 16% on flushing the toilet and 13% in the kitchen and bathroom.

Follow the tips below to start saving water and money.


  • Use the cold wash setting for your clothes and wait until you have a full load
  • Consider buying a front-loading washing machine, which generally uses much less water that a top-loading machine
  • Hang your washing to dry rather than use an electric dryer. If you do use a dryer, regularly check the lint filter to prevent fires
  • If you are buying a new washing machine, buy the most water and energy efficient one you can afford
  • Consider using NILS for household purchases like washing machines.


  • Hot water heating can be a third of your electricity bill so saving hot water will save you money
  • Reduce your shower by a couple of minutes can save you up to $100 off your energy bill each year
  • Don’t leave the tap running when brushing your teeth, washing your face or shaving
  • Take shorter showers – you use about 2 buckets a minute. We have installed water efficient showerheads in most homes. Please do not remove them. They reduce the amount of water you use, helping you save money and electricity.
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Last updated: 16 Aug 2023