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Optimise water consumption in homes, businesses, and industrial activities

Optimising resource consumption is crucial. Not only does it lead to savings, but it also contributes to environmental conservation and meets social responsibility goals, benefiting everyone. Water, essential for life, plays a role in every human activity – from agriculture and industry to services, commerce, and residential tasks.

The City of Melbourne Urban Water reports that roughly 18,500 million litres of water are used annually from mains. Commercial activities consume a whopping 70% of this amount, while residential use accounts for 26% of Melbourne’s water consumption.

With the increasing global scarcity of water, adopting responsible practices is more crucial than ever. We must focus on optimising the amount we use and implement strategies to prevent wastage. As the City of Melbourne states: “Water conservation isn’t just a fad for dry times, it’s a mindset, a way of life that reflects the immeasurable value of our limited clean fresh water” (City of Melbourne, 2022)

Homes and businesses often encounter challenges in optimally using water. At home, leaky fixtures like taps, toilets, pipes, and appliances can silently drive up utility costs. This is where expert technical support becomes invaluable.

One of the services that allows to identify potential risks and threats for optimal water use is a Comprehensive Plumbing Inspection, this service will involve a thorough inspection of your entire home, all of the fixtures, filtration systems, pipes, drains, supply lines, toilets, downpipes, and other key areas relating to water are inspected. This type of inspection allows you to identify any weak spots around your home, having a qualified professional who will also evaluate the best options to resolve any given plumbing issue or challenge.

Regarding businesses, one of the most common features to be vigilant about are water meters, these devices should be properly tuned so they don’t affect the monitoring and management of water, this allows you to have an optimal understanding and tracking of water consumption all around your business activities. Backflow Testing is also an important tool since it can reassure businesses about possible and dangerous contaminations of clean water produced by dirty water flowing backwards through pipes. This possibility also entails possible sanctions from authorities if it’s not corrected and compliant with regulations.

Hire a Good Plumber in Melbourne

It is important to be able to address these matters in time, and at Reed, we are able to perform several check-ups and repairs that help you get back on track for optimal, environmentally friendly and responsible tracking of water use. We offer 24/7 responsiveness to plumbing issues, a large team of professionals and excellent ratings that confirm that we can deliver the highest quality tasks and projects.

If you think we can be of service, please give us a call on 9331 6633, book online through the website (book online here), email us ( or reach out on our social media social media, etc.

We are experts in all areas of plumbing, so give us a buzz and we’ll able to discuss the options with you to find the best solution in the quickest time.


Water use facts  |  City of Melbourne Urban Water. (n.d.).

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