Perth and Mandurah residents will have the opportunity to exchange their inefficient showerheads for waterwise alternatives under a new metropolitan Showerhead Swap program, announced by Water Minister Dave Kelly last month.
Already available in some regional communities, the free Water Corporation program is being extended to metropolitan households, allowing them to replace up to two inefficient fixtures with WELS 4-star rated showerheads. The water efficient showerheads only use 7.5 litres per minute, and come in two stylist designs; hand shower and high rise.
The program could reduce water consumption in an average Perth household by 20,000 litres a year and potentially save around 92 million litres of precious water in total.
Around 10,000 showerheads are available until 31 May, 2021 or while stocks last. Exchanges can be made by registering on the Water Corporation’s website and taking your confirmation email and old showerheads to a participating Reece Plumbing store in the metro area.
The Showerhead Swap program has proved a hugely successful water efficiency initiative in many regional communities, where it is offered through Water Corporation’s Waterwise Towns program.
Last year, nearly 900 regional households exchanged 1274 inefficient showerheads, saving around 18 million litres of water.
Showers make up almost 22 per cent of total household water use. One of the most effective ways to reduce consumption is by limiting showers to less than four minutes and installing water efficient showerheads with a flowrate under nine litres per minute.
For more information about the program and advice on how to be more water wise, visit watercorporation.com.au/metroshowerheadswap.