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Saving Water

Orange City Council is a proud supporter of Smart Water Advice. In collaboration with Smart Approved WaterMark, we are providing a range of tips and resources to help you save water in your home, garden and at work

Using greywater around your home

Many Orange residents are finding how convenient it is to use greywater to water their gardens. Greywater is the waste water produced from your shower, bath, spa, hand basins, laundry tub, washing machine, dishwasher or kitchen sink. While there are some concerns to be aware of and to be managed, the greywater option does offer some advantages for keeping your garden going through the drought. There are simple methods such as putting a bucket on the floor of your shower, or more major steps such as installing a diversion device or a treatment system.

You can download this fact sheet which has more information about these options.

Greywater fact sheet

Rainwater Tank Rebate

As another water conservation measure, Orange City Council offers a rebate to home owners to encourage them to install rain water tanks.

There are a number of criteria to qualify for the rebate which ranges from $100 to $750, depending on the size of the tank and how it’s installed.

The Rainwater Tank Rebate Application Form and Policy includes more details about the criteria. The completed form should be sent to council@orange.nsw.gov.au

Rainwater Tank Rebate Form and Policy

The Blue House

Check out this interactive resource from Smart Approved Water Mark. You are invited to spend five minutes in our water loving home to see how easy it is to save water. You can apply these handy tips to your own home.