Water efficiency labelling
Australian households can reduce their water and energy bills by choosing more water-efficient products when they buy.
The Water Efficiency Labelling and Standards (WELS) water rating label provides water efficiency information for household water-using products. It is similar in appearance to the energy rating label (which washing machines and dishwashers must also carry).
The scheme also allows industry to showcase its most water-efficient products.
How do I use this service?
Under the scheme, product suppliers are required to provide water efficiency information, and star-ratings, to consumers for washing machines, dishwashers, showers, taps, toilets, urinals and flow controllers.
The label carries two important pieces of information to help the consumer to compare products - stars and water consumption or water flow figures.
For better water efficiency, the more stars the better, and the lower the water consumption number the better!
Choose the Click to access button below to search the product database for the water efficiency of new household products before you buy.