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Water efficient fixtures

Water-efficient fixtures are designed to conserve water while maintaining the same level of performance as older fixtures. Retrofitting older, less efficient fixtures can save water, and save money on your water and sewer bill.

To see what is required to install a fixture, visit Water Efficient Fixtures Requirements.

For other frequently asked questions, see our Water Efficient Fixtures FAQ.

Save over $300 a Year with Water Efficient Fixtures


Water saved per year

Money saved per year

High-efficiency toilet

38,000 litres


High-efficiency washer

18,000 litres


Low-flow shower head

17,000 litres


Faucet Aerator

20,000 litres


Fix your leaky toilets

25,000 litres/toilet



124,000+ litres


Other ways you can save water and money today:

Install high-efficiency Watersense toilets

By switching out older, water-guzzling toilets with new high-efficiency Watersense models, you'll flush 60 per cent less water and money down the drain.

Find and fix leaky toilets - every six months

Most toilet leaks are silent and a leaking toilet can waste 2,500 liters a month - enough to fill your bathtub 28 times! Save up to $100 a year by finding and fixing leaky toilets. To find a leak, simply follow these steps: Drop food colouring into your tank, wait 15 minutes. Peek into the bowl. If the water is coloured you have a leak. Repair the leak and save!

Wash full loads of laundry

On average, washing clothes accounts for 20 per cent of indoor water usage. Wash full loads of laundry and clean up on the savings. And, when purchasing a new washing machine, consider buying a front-load washer. They use at least 50 per cent less water than the older top-load models.

Check your monthly bill

Your utility bill shows you how much water your household uses each month. It also tracks your water consumption from month to month so you can monitor household trends. By taking simple water saving actions, you can watch your monthly use decline and watch the savings grow.