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Action 6

In Alice Springs we learn and pass on our skills to be water smart

Water smart skills are valuable. If you have water smart knowledge or skills don’t forget to Pass it On!

  • Show a friend how to fix a simple leak.
  • Help a neighbour to understand their irrigation timer
  • Show your kids how easy it is to do the ‘hidden leak test’.


HERE ARE SOME MORE ACTIONS TO BE WATER SMART AND TO REMIND EACH OTHER ABOUT:

  • Sweep leaves up with a broom or rake, not a hose.
  • Ensure you have a water efficient shower head and try to shower in four minutes or less.
  • At the start of summer, check your evaporative air conditioner (swampy) ‘bleed off’ is set at 10 to 15 litres per hour and direct it into the garden.
  • Use water efficient appliances where possible, including washing machines, dishwashers and car washes.
  • Use a pool cover as often as possible.
  • Consider reducing lawn areas. Even an efficiently irrigated lawn uses about 1400L/m2/year.
  • When designing a new garden, consider water smart landscaping, such as swales. Swales are dry ponds and channels that collect irrigation water or rainwater and direct it to plant roots.

Download a copy of the Alice Water Smart Guide.pdf

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  Download a copy of the Alice Water Smart Guide or visit these locations to pick up a copy.