• Live to 150L

    Live to 150L

    If we reduce our use to 150 litres each day, water supplies will last much longer.

  • Love Water

    Love Water

    The drought is draining the Coast’s dams. If we each use a little less water, our supply will last much longer without rain.

  • Fix a dripping tap

    Fix a dripping tap

    A dripping tap can waste 15 litres of water a day, or 5,500 litres of water each year. Installing a washer to stop the flow is easy.

  • Washing up

    Wash up wisely

    We use about 10% of our household water in the kitchen. These tips will help you save water.

Restrictions Level

Water Wise Rules are in place, with Level 1 restrictions to come into effect when Mangrove Creek Dam storage is at 50%.

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Water storage level

Total storage percentage
54.47 %

Love water? Then live to 150L!

The Central Coast is affected by drought and our dam levels are falling. If we each aim to use less than 150 litres per person per day, our water will last much longer.

On average, every Central Coast resident uses about 180 litres each day. If we each reduce our use by the equivalent of three buckets of water each day, then we’ll easily meet the 150-litre target.

How much water do you use? Try our calculator to work out how much you’re using in and around your home. The answer may surprise you!

Looking for some tips on how you can “live to 150L?” Explore our hints on how to best use water in the home, garden or your business.

Tips and Tricks

  • Got a freshwater fish tank? That water can be used on your garden when cleaning!
  • Use water collected from dehumidifier to water the garden instead of pouring down the drain.
  • Maintaining your gutters
  • How to replace a showerhead
  • How to change a tap washer
  • When you clean your fish tank, use the ‘old’ nitrogen and phosphorous-rich water on your plants.
  • Bucket used bathwater onto the garden or use it to wash your car.
  • Choose plants that suit the conditions where you live and require minimal water. This plant finder might be helpful.
  • It is better to water at dawn than during the heat of the day when evaporation will waste much applied water.
  • Install water efficient tapware or retrofit old tapware with aerators or flow control valves.
  • Pre-treat stains before loading into your washing machine.
  • A dripping tap can waste up to 12,000 litres a year! Leaking taps can usually be fixed with a new washer.

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