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    Save Water & Save Money

    At Bourne, we're conscious of the environmental impact of over using our water supply and we know it's an important consideration for many customers when choosing the right product.

    That's why we are committed to providing important information about sustainable solutions around the home.

    We also understand the direct relationship between saving water and reducing the cost of your water bills.

    Here are some tips on how to save water around your home:

    Bathroom
    Approximately 40% of total household water use occurs in the bathroom and about a quarter of that goes down the toilet.  Needless to say, the bathroom provides you with the greatest potential to save both water and money.

    • Take shorter showers and use a shower timer
    • Insulate hot water pipes to save energy
    • Only fill your bath tub with as much water as needed
    • Turn off the tap when brushing your teeth

    Use a small amount of water in the basin instead of running water while shaving

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    Kitchen

    Approximately 10% of total household water use occurs in the kitchen

    • Dishwashers use the most water in the kitchen so look for a dishwasher with a high WELS [link to WELS page] rating
    • Only run a dishwashing cycle when you have a full load of dishes
    • Scrape dishes instead of rinsing them prior to loading in the dishwasher

     

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    Laundry

    Approximately 15%-20% of total household water use occurs in the Laundry

    • Look for a washing machine with a high WELS [link to WELS page] rating
    • Wash with a full load and use a suds saver option if available
    • Install tapware with a high WELS [link to WELS page] rating

     

    Related products:
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    Rebates

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    In an ongoing endeavour to promote benefits and encourage the take up of more sustainable products within Australia, many State Governments are offering a number of rebates to home owners.

    You may be eligible for government rebates and assistance in Australia.
    Click here to find out more information in relation to government rebates and assistance in your area.

    Find out what’s new in relation to government rebates in your area:

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