Install tap aerators

tap.pngAdd some more air into the mix to save water and money.

These handy little devices can reduce water usage from your taps by more than half without you feeling a difference. And, because they fit onto the end of your existing taps, they’re an economical option for anyone looking to save water without forking out for a whole new tap. 

Tap aerators restrict the flow of water from your tap without reducing pressure or changing the tap’s appearance. Where a standard tap might use anything from 15 to 18 litres of water per minute, the same tap installed with an aerator could use just 2 to 9 litres of water per minute, depending on the aerator’s flow rate (usually found listed on the packet).

Tap aerators can be found in most hardware stores for as little as $5 each and are easy to install yourself. Unscrew your current aerator from your faucet and take it with you when you go to buy a new one so you can be sure you’re getting the right fit.