Water Conservation Advice


Water is a critical natural resource which supports our domestic water use and the agriculture and mining industries in the Narrabri Shire.

In the Namoi region we are dependent on annual rainfalls to maintain these resources. In times when our rivers are flowing and our dams are full, we need ensure we are securing the water of our future, there is a lot we can all do to help make Narrabri Shire water wise.

Council is helping to lead the way in becoming a water sustainable region. Being water sustainable means always using our water wisely, managing our water use and water security.

Narrabri Shire Council is a proud supporter of Smart Water Advice, with this partnership Council can provide residents with a diverse range of tips and resources highlighting easy ways to save water in your household, garden and at work.

By making small changes in your daily habits and routines, you can help conserve water and save money. The Smart Watermark website for New South Wales offers many helpful resources and tips on how to be more water-efficient at home, in your yard, and at your business or workplace.

Smart Watermark's website

Water Conservation             
  • Only water in the coolest part of the day
  • Do not water lawns in direct sunlight ( it burns the grass and loses 99% through evaporation)
  • Do not cut your lawns too short
  • Do not overwater lawns (One good soaking or two light waterings a week will keep your lawn in good condition)
  • Remember sprinklers can use up to 1000 litres per hour
  • Mulch gardens to prevent drying out
  • Install an effective dripper system    
  • Divert your evaporative air conditioner water onto the lawn
  • Check your water system for leaks
  • Re-washer dripping taps
  • Use tap timers so sprinklers are not left on by mistake
  • Install a dual flush cistern