With lazy days replaced with morning mayhem and unachievable schedules, saving water may slip down the priority list. But what if there was a way to stay waterwise and keep to that tight schedule in the morning?

Here’s five simple ways to get your kids saving bucketloads and help to keep your head above water.

Fill up the water jug before bed

It’s all about prep. Have your little ones fill up their water bottle at night and place in the fridge to cool. This means one less job for you in the morning and eliminates the need to keep the tap running until the water is cool enough to drink. Remember, every drop counts.

Stack the dishwasher

Dishwashers consume around 1.5 billion litres of water per household per year. Work the water conversation into your morning ritual and get a clean kitchen out of it! After breakfast, ask your kids to stack their dishes straight into the dishwasher (no rinsing) and only turn it on when full.

Be mindful of washing loads

On average, a washing machine requires 54 litres of water to run and accounts for 15% of our indoor water use. Do less washing by asking the troops to inspect their clothes before throwing them in the laundry basket. And, remember, it’s far more water efficient to have a full load before reaching for that ‘on’ button.

Lather up to a four-minute shower song

With showers accounting for 37 per cent of water used inside the home, this is an easy win. Ask your kids to choose a toe-tapping tune from our Waterwise Playlist on Spotify and make sure they’re reaching for the towel as the last chord strikes. A consistently short showers will keep your children focused and out the door on time.

Keep the conversation going at school

Struggling for morning news ideas? A fun activity is to collect excess shower water in buckets to use on the garden. Your little ones will be bursting at the seams to tell their classmates the next day and you won’t have to bring in their pet fish… again.

With simple changes to our daily routines, we can all start conserving our precious resource because every drop counts. As climate change continues to impact our water sources, it’s never been more important to adapt the way we use water. Learn more about our water sources.