Fresh water is essential to our existence. We need it to produce food, keep healthy and for the manufacture of goods. Water is also an indispensable part of the natural environment which supports all human, plant and animal life.

Global water consumption has risen almost tenfold in the past 100 years and with population increases many parts of the world, including parts of Australia, are now reaching the limits of their supply.

Saving water is a responsibility for all of us. Remember that our local water supplies are part of a bigger global water cycle. There are many things we can all do to use water more effectively and efficiently.

This section features hints, tips and links to resources to help you save water in every part of your life.

Saving water and money

Another benefit from saving water is that you could save up to 30 per cent of your water bill by reducing your water consumption and using water wisely. By understanding your water usage and costs you will know when there are variances which may need investigation. In addition, a water conservation plan for your business should help to consistently save water and therefore money.