Summer water saving program
MidCoast Water Services' summer water savers program applies throughout the Manning, Great Lakes and Gloucester areas.
It is a voluntary program which asks residents to be mindful of their water use during the day and aims to reduce the amount of water we use during the warmer months.
This program covers all water supply schemes in the MidCoast Council area and applies to households, businesses, parks, gardens and sporting fields.
The program's main message is simple - refrain from using sprinklers and hoses between 9am and 4pm during daylight saving months.
Supporting the summer water savers program not only helps water supplies, but it is also more effective for gardens.
Watering during the heat of the day is inefficient as the water evaporates before the plants have a chance to benefit - wasting water and money.
Here are our top 10 outdoor summer water saving tips: