Choosing more efficient tapware, showerheads, and appliances help Australia save water.
When WELS (Water Efficiency Labeling and Standards) began in 2005, projections were made on the reduction in the demand for water and energy to the year 2021. Since then, a study completed in 2008 showed even greater savings than the 2005 projections had been achieved.
A study by the Institute for Sustainable Futures in 2017 found that residents have saved over $1 billion on water and energy bills and over 112 billion litres of water this is 4 years ahead of the expected 2021 results.
At the launch of the WELS initiative, it was estimated that by 2021 using water-efficient products will help to:
- reduce domestic water use by more than 100,000 megalitres each year
- save more than 800,000 megalitres (more water than Sydney Harbour)
- reduce total greenhouse gas output by 400,000 tonnes each year – equivalent to taking 90,000 cars off the road each year.
Over one-third of the water savings will come from more efficient showers, about 34 per cent from washing machines and 23 per cent from toilets and urinals. By choosing to use more water-efficient products in the home, Australians will save water and reduce their water and energy bills.
By 2019 over 22,000 products had registered for a WELS rating, showing just how much the demand for water-efficient products has grown in the past 14 years.
More information on WELS labelling and rating system visit the Australian Government Water Rating website – waterrating.gov.au
For installation of all WELS products call Brisbane Plumbing and Drainage today.
References – https://www.waterrating.gov.au/about/review-evaluation/environmental-effects#evaluation-environmental-economic