How to reduce water load transcript
  • Last updated:
  • 16 Dec 2018

You can reduce the load on your on-site sewerage facility by reducing the amount of water that goes into it. Kitchen, bathroom and laundry activities use a lot of water and we can reduce the load simply by installing WELLS approved tap wear and reduce the amount of water to around nine litres per minute.

An efficient dishwasher will actually use less water than washing dishes by hand.

Front load washing machines can also significantly reduce the amount of water that goes to your on-site sewerage facility. If you have a look here this front load washing machine has a four and half star water rating.

Dual flush toilets are another way to reduce the load on your on-site sewerage facility, the half flush button is a great option to reduce the load.

Water saving devices are another method that can be used to reduced the amount of water that goes to your on-site sewerage facility. Restrictors can be placed in aerators for taps and fixtures and reduce the amount of water to around nine litres per minute. This will significantly reduce the load on your on-site sewerage facility.

Showers also place a big load on your on-site sewerage facility, not so much because of the amount of water that they use but often because of the duration they are on. A shower limited to nine litres a minute will be ok provided it is only used for a few minutes.

A fact sheet for reducing the load to your on-site sewerage facility is available on council's website.