Water-efficient devices

The following list provides a summary of the key water-saving devices you can install in your home.

Water-efficient shower heads

Shower heads with a three-star rating or better under the Water Efficiency Labelling and Standards (WELS) scheme, or a shower head that has a maximum flow-rate of nine litres per minute.

3 x male staff at M'dore STP

Water-efficient taps

Taps with a three-star rating or better under WELS, or a tap that has a maximum flow-rate of nine litres per minute.

Water-efficient toilets

For new dwellings, toilets with a three-star rating (6/3 litres) or better under WELS. For existing dwellings, toilets with a one-star rating (9/4.5 litres) or better under WELS.

Water-efficient trigger sprays

Trigger sprays with a three-star rating or better under WELS, or a trigger spray with a maximum flow-rate of nine litres per minute.

Water-efficient urinal systems

There are two types of water-efficient urinal systems:

1. A combination of a urinal and a urinal-control flushing mechanism that is:

a)   rated four-star or better under WELS,  or

b)   flushes no more than 1.5 litres per stall or 600 mm width of continuous wall, initiated automatically or triggered by user-presence or urinal usage with the ability to delay flush initiation by time or triggers, or

c)   flushing of no more than 1.5 litres per stall or 600 mm width of continuous wall which is activated by cord, chain, button or other control.

 

2. A urinal system that is operated with a maximum daily water use of 10 litres per stall or 600 mm of continuous wall. 

For more information on water-efficient devices, go to the federal government's Water Efficiency Labelling and Standards (WELS) Scheme website.

    Did You Know
  • Installing a water efficient 4 star rated showerhead will reduce the flow from 20 litres per minute to 9 litres per minute.