Saving water in your workplace

Tips and advice for water saving in the workplace.

Using water-efficient practices in your workplace can save money and water.

Check for leaks

  • A dripping tap can waste up to 12,000 litres a year. If you see a tap dripping in your workplace, report it.
  • A continuously leaking toilet can waste up to 96,000 litres a year. If you see a toilet leaking in your workplace, report it.
  • Engage a plumber to check your workplace toilets, taps and pipes for leaks.

Washing dishes

  • Using a full dishwasher is more water efficient than washing up by hand.
  • If you do wash up by hand, use washing-up liquid sparingly to reduce the amount of rinsing needed.
  • Use a second, smaller sink or bowl for rinsing.

In the garden

  • Install an automatic irrigation system for workplace garden. Set the timer to water between the hours of 10pm to 6am. These systems can save up to 15% on water usage.
  • Water less often for longer periods.

Staff awareness

  • Raise staff awareness of ways they can contribute to saving water.
  • Display water smart posters around the workplace. Contact us on to request water smart posters.