shower/water use | 16th Jun, 2010

Make your taps more efficient

Your average tap uses 15-18 litres of water a minute. That’s a lot of water and we don’t have awful lot to go around.

Getting flow restrictors and tap aerators for your taps will help you make them more efficient. These nifty gadgets are cheap and you can install them yourself. They’ll help you cut your flow down by half, and still leave you feeling like you’re getting plenty of water.

A flow restrictor is a little plastic disk that fits in the joint in your tap. And a tap aerator is a small cylinder with mesh at the end, which fits on the end of your tap. Tap aerators and flow restrictors come with a range of flow rates, which are listed on the packet. They’re available from most hardware stores and environment shops.

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