On average, about 43 per cent of household water is used in the garden and for other outdoor use. In the cooler months, much less water is used outside, but there are still simple ways to save water.
- Adjust your garden and lawn watering patterns for winter weather conditions and plant needs.
Wash your car on the lawn and water the grass at the same time.
Use a bucket for washing and rinsing your car. If you leave the hose running while washing your car, you could be wasting 20 litres of water a minute.
Use a rake or broom to clean paths and the driveway rather than a hose.