Central Highlands Regional Council is a proud subscriber of Smart Water Advice. In collaboration with Smart Approved WaterMark and water utilities and councils from across Australia, we are providing you with a range of tips and resources to help you save water in your home, garden and at work.
Find out when and how to water efficiently in your garden. Discover how to install a rainwater tank and use greywater safely. Design a new garden. Browse Smart WaterMark approved garden products. Discover the most water-efficient method of washing your car and caring for your swimming pool.
Ever wondered when is the best time of day to water your vegetable garden? Or your pot plants? Ornamental trees? Find out when to water and how to best maintain your irrigation equipment.
Many parts of your garden have differing watering needs and require different approaches to watering. Discover the many different types of watering technologies and which is most appropriate for you.
All the water that comes out of the tap is top quality drinking water, but not all of the activities that we use water for around the house need drinkable water. Greywater is the used water from the bathroom, laundry and kitchen. Find out how to use it safely.
Mulching and composting ensures your garden is water efficient all the time and green even during times of drought. Find out more.
Smart Approved Water Mark certifies a range of water-efficient products for use in your garden. Browse products now.
Thinking of designing a water-wise garden? Discover how to design a beautiful garden that uses only a small amount of water.
Swimming pools use a huge amount of water, but if they are designed well to use rainwater and protected with a Smart WaterMark pool cover they don’t have to be wasteful. And remember, it is possible to enjoy water whilst not wasting it at the same time. Find out more.
There are many ways to clean cars without using too much water. Waterless car washes through to high-pressure low-flow cleaners, can help you clean and be efficient with your water use. Find out more.
Discover what plants are right for your climate, soil type and maintenance level.
Three-quarters of the water used in the bathroom is used for washing ourselves. These days, thanks to high-quality water-efficient technology it is possible to have a great washing experience without using excessive amounts of water. Find out more.
A quarter of all the water we use in the bathroom is flushed down the toilet! It is crazy that we use high quality, treated drinking water to flush toilets. It’s easy to cut down water wastage in this area. Find out how.
A running tap wastes over 6 litres a minute. Remember to turn off those taps and fix leaks. Find out more.
Cooking, cleaning and washing dishes uses a huge amount of water. Find out how to save water in the kitchen.
About 15-20% of all water consumed in the home is used in the laundry, making this room a high consumer of not only water but also energy and detergents. There are many inexpensive ways to save water in the laundry. Find out how.
A continuously running toilet can waste up to 60,000 litres of water per year. Find out how to check if you have a leak and how to fix it.
Discover how to save water across different parts of the business sector including nurseries, food processing, manufacturing, commercial laundries, the building industry, hospitality, textiles, horticulture and viticulture.
There are benefits to saving water in construction and demolition -from houses to roadways and land development. Find out more.
Experience in the hospitality sector is showing that conserving water will not only save money, it will also provide an important marketing edge in a very competitive industry. Find out more.
Whether you run a production, wholesale, or retail site, an adequate supply of water is always important. However, you may not be aware of a large amount of water wastage. Find out more.
Continued development of the horticulture industry is dependent upon growers implementing sustainable practices such as using water efficiently. Find out how to use water wisely in greenhouses, vegetable growing and orchards.