From fires to floods, Australia has dealt with its fair share of natural disasters in the last few years. It’s got us thinking: how can we make small changes that will make a big difference, right here at home?
There has never been a more important time to make sure you have full control over your water systems – with water restrictions in place for the indefinite future, saving water is something we all need to think about.
Plus, these gadgets will help slash the price of your water bill.
Yep, the benefits of water conservation include saving money, saving energy and saving one of our most precious resources.
It’s important that we all practice water-wise habits every single day, but it pays (literally) to have a bit of extra help around the house, too. Check out these devices that will save you water through summer, and beyond.
EVE WATER GUARD
The Eve Water Guard detects water leaks the moment that they occur, alerting you via your smart device with audio and visual notifications the moment one drop of water has been leaked. This smart home device comes with a 2m, fully sensing cable that can also be easily extended to monitor large areas of a room. It’s perfect for the bathroom, utility room, basement and beneath sinks and water pipes.
It’s yours for $139. Find it at Amazon, Apple, eBay, JB Hi-Fi.
RACHIO 3 SMART SPRINKLER CONTROLLER
The Rachio 3 Smart Sprinkler Controller can be managed from remote locations via your smart device, allowing you to set your own schedules and input details – including what plant types you have and the amount of sun exposure required. Perfectly water your lawn without wasting a single drop. Apart from keeping your garden healthy, you will also reduce your water bill by as much as 50%.
It’s yours for $673.06. Find it on Amazon.
SAMSUNG WW75J54E0IW 7.5KG FRONT LOAD WASHING MACHINE
Apart from eliminating 99.9% of bacteria, this Samsung washing machine can also wash small loads in just fifteen minutes, allowing you to spend more time on other household tasks. Adjust water and wash time-based on the weight of each load with the Smart Check automatic error-monitoring system, which can also detect and diagnose issues and give you easy troubleshooting solutions through the app.
It’s yours for $650. Find it at The Good Guys, Harvey Norman, JB Hi-Fi.
Eve Aqua allows you to irrigate your lawn from anywhere, any time. The smart app puts the power right at your fingertips, meaning you can keep your garden green and fresh with minimum effort – even when you’re not at home. Whether you’re out for the day or away on holidays, you can set a schedule for your sprinkler for optimal watering.
It’s yours for $179. Find it at Amazon, Apple, eBay, JB Hi-Fi.
XIAOMI XIAODA AUTOMATIC WATER SAVER TAP
This device monitors water flow by sensing hand movement beneath the tap, helping you efficiently save water without needing to transfer stains or make contact with any part of the sink. This water saving appliance comes with optimised infrared sensing combined with air injection technology, energy-saving and eco-friendly design for your home.
It’s yours for $75.78. Find it at Dick Smith, Kogan.