Better water saving standards
Water is one of our country's most precious resources. With droughts becoming more frequent and severe due to climate change, conserving water is more important than ever.
One of the ways we can do this is by choosing more water efficient products, like washing machines, dishwashers, toilets and shower heads.
The government's Water Efficiency Labelling and Standards (WELS) scheme refers to the water rating stickers you see on the front of these products and is designed to help us make informed choices. But there's scope for the system to be improved so that it better reflects how people actually use their appliances.
With the WELS scheme currently under independent review, we have an opportunity to push for better water saving standards making it easier for people to save water and keep water guzzling products off the market.