Saving water in the kitchen is not only about making a climate conscious decision regarding your home water usage but will also help to keep your utility bills as low as possible. The less water your household uses, the less your water bill and overall energy costs will be.
If you’re shopping for a new kitchen or looking to upgrade or install a new dishwasher, kitchen sink taps, and flow controllers within your existing kitchen, we can help you to choose the most water efficient products for a modern kitchen which won’t compromise on your comfort, styling, and functional requirements.
The best way to ensure that you are choosing the most efficient water rating for your taps, dishwasher, and other kitchen fittings when shopping with Reece is to take particular attention to the WELS rating that our products are registered with. The National Water Efficiency Label and Standards (WELS) scheme was created to ensure that consumers were able to make informed and climate conscious decisions about the kinds of products available for ensuring efficient water usage. The standard currently covers showers, dishwashes, washing machines, toilets, urinals, taps and flow controllers. It is required by Australian law that all of these products display a WELS label.
The WELS rating label will also include other information relating to the particular product you are looking for like the water consumption or flow figures, average water consumption per use (such as dishwasher cycles) and the average water flow per minute for taps.
A general guide to follow is to select the products with the most amount of stars visible on the WELS label. The more stars a product achieves on the WELS rating, the more water efficient that particular product is. Typically, a kitchen sink mixer tap will usually have a 5 star water rating and deliver 6 litres of water per minute like the GROHE Concetto Gooseneck Pull Out Sink Mixer Tap.