News | July 1, 2014

New Interactive 3D House Shows Customers Virtual Water Use And Savings

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For the first time, South East Water customers can custom-build an online, 3D, interactive house and garden featuring all of their water appliances to calculate water use and identify savings.

Geoff’s Water Discovery HQ offers a suite of water-wise hints and money saving tips. With online calculators and information on water appliance costs and savings, users can design a personal water use plan with the click of a button.

“It’s not always easy to see where we use the most water in our homes – this is a novel step towards community awareness and education about wise water use. Customers can identify small changes for big savings,” said South East Water General Manager Customer and Business Futures Dr Hamish Reid.

In the virtual-world provided, customers can gauge real savings by comparing water appliances with different efficiency ratings. By comparing a top loader washing machine to a front loader, customers could potentially use up to 50 per cent less water.

“It’s very cool – you can put in so much detail to see where every drop of water and every cent is going. The site shows you how much money you could be saving just by making changes to your appliances like changing your toilet to a dual flush or changing your shower head – the savings can be surprising,” said Dr Reid.

For more information on household water appliances with improved water efficiency, ‘Geoff’s smart tips’, rainwater tank systems and rebates visit

SOURCE: South East Water