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Northern Rivers' residents use approximately 194 litres of water per person per day on average. A rapidly growing population and more extreme weather conditions mean being water wise is more important than ever. Challenge your family or housemates over 30 days.
Step 1: Follow the 9 Neat Ways to Save Water.
Step 2: Think of new ways to save water. Follow us on Instagram @160litrechallenge for water saving tips.
Step 3: Photograph or video your water saving ideas. Enter our competition to WIN PRIZES!
Kids: Win double yearly passes to Wet 'n' Wild!
Adults: Win a brand new water-efficient dishwasher or washing machine!
Consolation prizes: All prizes sponsored by Rous County Council.
Download the competition flyer. By entering the competition, you are agreeing to the Terms and Conditions available in the flyer.
|Shower||Water efficient shower head
|6-9 litres per minute
|12-22 litres per minute
2-4 litres per minute
|Drinking and cooking||Rinsing vegetables, kitchen use||6-8 litres per person|
|Washing machine||3-star efficient||80 litres per load|
|20 litres per load
10 litres per load
|Washing dishes by hand||15-20 litres|
30-100 litres (3-10 buckets)
|Running hose||Without trigger nozzle||20 litres per minute|
* Indicative amounts only. Each appliance, showerhead and residence may vary. Check product capacity for accurate water use.
The Northern Rivers is one the fastest growing regions in Australia, and although our region enjoys a high average rainfall;
Rainfall is less reliable. Hot days are more frequent. 95% of NSW is in drought or drought affected.
Based on the region's current water usage rate, by 2024 demand on our water supply at Rocky Creek Dam is estimated to exceed the region's secure yield.
With simple changes to our everyday water use, a small reduction of between 20-40 litres per person per day (on average) can make a huge difference to the future of our water supply.
Help our community secure the future of our local water supply at Rocky Creek Dam and preserve our precious water resources in this region.
You'll be saving money on your water and electricity bills too!
Show us your most innovative way to reduce water use in your Northern Rivers' pre-school, school, community or public space.
Prove you're a water saver and WIN!