Choose Water Efficient Fittings and Appliances with the Water Efficiency Label

September 19, 2012 by  
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The Water Efficiency Label under the Water Efficiency Labelling Scheme (WELS) is for water-efficient water fittings and appliance, such as showerheads, clothes washing machines, shower taps and mixers, basin taps and mixers, sink/bib taps and mixers, flushing cisterns, urinals and urinal flush valve.

The Water Efficiency Label shows the water consumption and water efficiency of the appliances and fittings. The water efficiency is expressed in terms of ticks: Zero Tick; 1 Tick (Good); 2 Ticks (Very Good); and 3 Ticks (Excellent). The more ticks shaded on the Label, the more water-efficient a product is.

Check out water efficient products with the Water Efficiency Label.

Water Saving Tips

Using water efficient low-flow taps and showerheads will help you to save water. You can also install thimbles in existing taps or adjust the valves to reduce water flow.

You can use a low-capacity or dual-flush toilet that allows you to choose a low flush that uses less water. In addition, flushing the toilet uses up about four litres of water per flush, so flush one less time per day and help save water.

Buy a washing machine that is water efficient. A front loader is more efficient that a top loader. To save water, try to use the washing machine only with a full load. You can also collect the greywater (water that has been used for washing and drained from the washing machine; try using the water from the last rinse) from the washing machine for flushing toilets or watering plants.

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