Central Australia Waterwise
Central Australia Waterwise offers a range of programs that support water efficiency in the southern region. Initiatives include the Central Australia Waterwise Rebate Scheme; NT Waterwise Schools; waterwise gardening tips and a range of fact sheets.
To preserve our water supply we need to make changes to our lifestyle. Explore these web pages to find out ways that you and your household can become more Waterwise.
Alice Water Smart is a two year project that will help Alice Springs residents reduce water use by 1 600 million litres per year.
The Department of Land Resource Management supports the project and is proud to be a consortium member. For more information on how you can take advantage of the opportunity to reduce your water use visit www.alicewatersmart.com.au
Alice Water Smart is a $15 million project jointly funded through the Australian Government’s Water for the Future initiative through the National Water Security Plan for Cities and Towns program and the Alice Water Smart Consortium.
WHY SAVE WATER?
Alice Springs residents are among the highest water users anywhere in Australia. The graph below shows average household water use. Every capital city has reduced its water consumption in the last five years by at least 20%. Brisbane has reduced its water use by over 65%.
2010 – 2011 in Alice Springs had a high rainfall compared to previous years
An average Alice Springs household uses 535 000 litres of water per year. That’s around 1 500 litres of water per household each day!
We live in a hot, arid climate and therefore we can expect to use more water than other regions in Australia. However, a lot of our water use is unnecessary and can be reduced.
Saving water can be easy.
How do I save money by saving water?
Installing and using water saving products reduces the amount of water used around the home. Cutting down on hot water heated by electric or gas systems also reduces the amount of energy required to supply this service. Using less water AND energy means less cost to you at bill time.