The efforts of water-wise tenants, along with the Department of Housing installing water efficient devices, has seen the amount of water being used in departmental properties decrease.
The number of departmental households using in excess of 800Â litres of water per day has dropped by 53% in the Brisbane City Council area alone since April 2007. This is an average yearly saving of 154 Olympic swimming pools.
To continue with these savings, the department is installing water efficient devices to properties including flow restrictors to hot and cold water taps and dual flush toilets.
The Queensland Water Commission is also working with the department and water providers (such as local councils) to save water. If a property is using more than 800 litres of water aÂ day, the water provider can request the tenant's details from the department. The provider will then contact the tenant directly to advise them of the Queensland Water Commission's water compliance program, which involves warnings and fines for people using excessive amounts of water.
For more information, visit the Queensland Water Commission's water compliance program website or by calling your local council.