When counting down to a holiday or time away from home, it’s encouraged to add a few simple water saving checks to your to do list. Doing so, will give you peace of mind and avoid you returning from holidays to discover water wastage or an unexpected spike in your water bill.
Whether heading away for a weekend, a few weeks or a few months, read below to learn 5 water saving checks before going on holidays including:
- Check your reticulation system controller is programmed correctly
- Check your reticulation system is operating correctly
- Turn off reticulation if rain is forecast
- Ensure all taps are turned off and not dripping
- Check appliances for water leaks
Check your reticulation system controller is programmed correctly
A quick check of your reticulation system controller will ensure it is set correctly. It should be programmed to water for a set amount of time and only once on your allocated rostered watering days for your house number. Even if using a bore, only water on your allowed days.
Check your reticulation system is operating correctly
Turn on your reticulation to ensure it is operating as it should. A few signs your reticulation needs repairing are loud or unfamiliar noises when your reticulation is switched on, water pooling in one or several areas of your garden or insufficient water pressure. A break in a reticulation pipe beneath the ground can often go unnoticed resulting in substantial amounts of water wasted.
Turn off reticulation if rain is forecast
If going on holidays during winter, the winter sprinkler switch off will be in place. If going on holidays during another season, if rain is forecast then consider turning off your reticulation before you leave.
Ensure all taps are turned off and not dripping
A check of all taps both inside and outside the home, will ensure water isn’t being wasted while on holiday. Check they are turned off properly and any dripping taps have washers replaced. A dripping tap wastes more water than you may think, which will quickly add up over time.
Check appliances for water leaks
Many appliances inside and outside the home use water. Check washing machine and dishwasher hoses plus pool pumps and toilets to ensure they aren’t leaking. A small leak can result in thousands of litres of water wasted.
Ensure your reticulation system and reticulation controller is working correctly
WA Reticulation Supplies supply the highest quality products to all customers including retail, wholesale, DIY and trade. Our team are trained to help you find the right irrigation system, parts and supplies suitable to your needs.
We have 3 convenient locations in Western Australia at 4/277 Albany Highway in Armadale or 3/12 Lloyd Street in Midland or 8/117 Dixon Road in Rockingham.
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Reference: WA Water Corporation