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Saving Water at Home

These websites might be useful in helping households reduce the amount of water used at home as well as improve the quality of water flowing into our waterways.

Banyule and Darebin City Councils
Learn more about saving water at home, rainwater tanks, greywater systems, water restrictions and how best to improve the quality of water in local waterways.
www.banyule.vic.gov.au/Page.aspx?ID=78
www.darebin.vic.gov.au/page/Page.aspx?Page_id=4787&

Detox Your Home
Find out where to dispose of unwanted household chemicals such as paint, fluorescent light globes, batteries, cleaning products, fertiliser or nail polish, and save them from entering our waterways and soil.
www.resourcesmart.vic.gov.au/for_households_2826.html

Environment Protection Authority (EPA)
Guidelines for water reuse
www.epa.vic.gov.au/water/reuse/default.asp

Green Plumbers
Developed by the Master Plumbers and Mechanical Services Association of Australia (MPMSAA). A series of workshops have been designed to enhance plumbers’ skills and knowledge about the environmental considerations of their work.
www.greenplumbers.com.au

Lanfax Laboratories
Laundry product research. What's best for greywater, and our waterways.
www.lanfaxlabs.com.au

Melbourne Water
Provides information on the water cycle, water supply, sewerage and recycling, rivers and drainage. The site includes resources for schools.
www.education.melbournewater.com.au

Melbourne Water 10,000 Raingardens Project
Raingardens filter stormwater run-off from roofs, driveways or paving. Building a raingarden is a simple way to improve the quality of water flowing into our waterways
www.melbournewater.com.au/raingardens
www.raingardens.melbournewater.com.au/content/what_is_a_raingarden/how_do_i_build_a_raingarden.asp

Our Water
Victorian Government rebates for tanks, greywater systems, toilets, water audits and showerheads and basket of water saving goods
www.ourwater.vic.gov.au/saving/home/rebates/claims

Save Water
Programs & events in your local community including the latest water storage and restrictions information, information about water saving products, and tips for saving water in the home, garden, business and agriculture.
www.savewater.com.au/

Stuart McQuire
Guest speaker at Darebin and Whittlesea workshops, and his book: A guide to using rainwater and greywater at home
www.greenmakeover.com.au
www.notdownthedrain.org.au

Water Efficiency Labelling and Standards (WELS)
Star ratings of water products to help you choose the most efficient
www.waterrating.gov.au

Water for the Future
Federal Government rebates for tanks and greywater systems, and top ten tips for saving water at home.
www.environment.gov.au/water/programs/nrgi/index.html
www.environment.gov.au/water/topics/save-water-at-home.html

Water Watch
Healthy Waterways Waterwatch Program is a river health education and monitoring program that aims to increase community understanding and ownership of local rivers and creeks.
www.waterwatchmelbourne.org.au
www.banyule.vic.gov.au/waterwatch

Yarra Valley Water
Lots of ideas on how to save water, including the free showerhead exchange and rebates information
www.yvw.com.au/yvw/Home

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