Our Water Smart City
|Townsville continues to experience the impact of variable climate and uncertain wet seasons. For our city to grow sustainably, it is important we ensure our water services meet future demands and empower our community to create lasting waterwise changes.|
Conserving water use outdoors
Did you know that more than 70% of total household water in Townsville is used on our lawns and gardens?
Data shows that when it rains in Townsville, water use across the city drops dramatically. When it doesn’t rain, water use increases significantly. There are many smart practices people can adopt to keep gardens and lawns healthy without requiring lots of water.
The city is currently under water restrictions due to an algal bloom at the Ross River Dam. When these naturally occurring blooms occur, it slows the water treatment process because additional mechanisms, which need more time to work efficiently, are put in place to treat the water. These Australian standard controls are in place to continue to provide quality water to households and require the community to conserve their water use for the duration of the bloom.
See below hints and tips on being water smart and conserving water in your home.
There are a lot of ways we can all play a part in reducing water use and help Townsville to become a water smart city.
Water Smart Plants with Helen
Learn about the benefits of using native plants in your garden and how it can help save water and attract local wildlife.
Get a Wriggle on with Eco Joe
Worm farming and composting tips and tricks!
Maintaining your Irrigation System with Dan
What's involved with Irrigation Optimisation?
Get your Wobble on with Eco Joe
The Australian Made Wobble T sprinkler is one of the best water saving sprinklers on the market.
Our water smart factsheets provide great advice about water behaviours and water efficiency ideas for both inside and outside of the home.
Dry Season Lawn Guide
Together we can be a water smart city.
Did you know that more than 70% of total household water in Townsville is used on our lawns and gardens. Water no more than twice a week in the dry and never when it’s wet.
Water Smart Garden – Anderson Gardens
The Water Smart Garden was created to show just how easy it is to achieve your own water smart garden at home.
The garden contains four zones that will teach you how to become a sustainability giant! These include: water, energy, waste and biodiversity.
You’ll learn how small changes can make a big difference – like reducing your water use, carbon footprint and household waste.
The Water Smart Garden is located in Anderson Gardens, across from Kokoda Memorial Pool.