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What you can do to be water wise

Check your home for leaks

Does your toilet have the runs?

We may live in a rainforest, but our treated drinking water does not fall from the sky. It is important to be water wise every day by:

  • Checking your home for water leaks
    Water leaks account for 16 litres of water waste per person per day. Checking your home for leaky toilets, dripping faucets, inefficient appliances, and leaky outdoor fixtures can save our treated drinking water for where it's needed most: drinking, cooking, and cleaning.

  • Taking action to keep our waterways healthy and clean
    Whatever goes down the storm drain directly affects aquatic life and water quality. Help protect our waterways by ensuring that toxic chemicals and street litter don’t go down the drain at home or in the storm sewer.

Programs and services

Children and the environment

Encourage climate protection early and help raise active, healthy, and aware children. Get links to programs and resources for teachers and parents, and fun interactive activities for children.

Check your home for leaksWaterwise challengeCase studies