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Free showerheads for Guyra water savings

Guyra residents can swap their old showerhead for a new, high-quality replacement, under a free exchange program launched by Council this week to help households save water, energy and money.

Armidale Regional Council Mayor Simon Murray said it is an opportunity to save many thousands of litres of water.

“Installing water efficient devices is one of the easiest ways to improve water efficiency in your home,” Councillor Murray said.

“The Methven showerheads been offered by Council are very popular with people who have installed them in their homes.

“Quality water efficient showerheads pay for themselves in reduced water usage and saved water heating costs – and Guyra households can get up to two showerheads for free through this Council program.”

He said upgrading from an old showerhead, which typically used about 16 litres of water per minute, to the Methven Satinjet, which uses just 7.5 litres per minute could save more than 30,000 litres of water every year for the average household.

“That also equates to massive water heating savings when you consider that electric hot water heating can account for up to one-third of a household’s energy use,” Cr Murray said.

To receive the Methven Satinjet Standard Hi Rise Showerhead from Council, property owners need to:
Bring in their existing showerhead (maximum of two per home)
Provide a water notice for the home to prove address
Complete the application form, which can be downloaded from Council’s website. Printed copies are available from Council’s Guyra and Armidale offices
Act quickly. The offer is available until the end of July or until stocks run out

Council recommends a licenced plumber remove and replace showerheads.

Visit Council’s website for more information about the showerhead exchange program or contact Council on 1300 136833.

 

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