Fix dripping taps


Fixing your dripping taps is one of the easiest and cheapest things you can do to save water in your home.

A dripping tap can waste 24,000 litres of water a year. If it’s a hot water tap, you’re wasting energy too!

It's a pretty easy and satisfying DIY job. There are a million and one how-to videos online, we've selected a good Aussie one (embedded below). If your tap is different then just search YouTube for "how to fix a dripping tap".

You can get tap repair kits (like this) from your local hardware store that contain all the bits you might need to replace. You will also need an adjustable spanner, and possibly another tool or two depending on your tap.