9waterratingRainware outdoor showers are WELS 3 Star, 9L/min.

What is WELS?

WELS is Australia’s water efficiency labelling scheme that requires certain products to be registered and labelled with their water efficiency in accordance with the standard set under the national Water Efficiency Labelling and Standards Act 2005.

Choosing more efficient products helps Australia save water.

When WELS began in 2005, projections were made on the reduction in the demand for water and energy to the year 2021. Since then, a study completed in 2008 showed even greater savings than the 2005 projections. By 2021, Australians could save more than one billion dollars through reduced water and energy bills by simply choosing more water efficient products.

By 2021 it is estimated that using water efficient products will help to:

  • Reduce domestic water use by more than 100,000 megalitres each year
  • Save more than 800,000 megalitres (more water than Sydney Harbour)
  • Reduce total greenhouse gas output by 400,000 tonnes each year – equivalent to taking 90,000 cars off the road each year.

Interestingly, over one third of the water savings will come from more efficient showers, about 34 per cent from washing machines and 23 per cent from toilets and urinals.

By choosing to use more water-efficient products in the home, Australians will save water and reduce their water and energy bills. At Rainware we have a unique understanding of water and we are acutely aware of its value as one the most precious resources on the planet. Our team designs with water and energy conservation in mind, as we believe it’s our responsibility to deliver these elements with care and consideration.

By choosing an energy efficient outdoor shower the water saving will reduce the cost of both mains water supply and wastewater disposal (i.e. potable water and trade waste), as less water will be entering and leaving your home site. Saving water can also provide opportunities for developing efficiencies in other areas. For example, using less water will mean that pumping water around your home is reduced, leading to savings in energy costs and greenhouse emissions. Saving water can reduce the risk of environmental contamination or pollution, as water efficiency initiatives will lead to less wastewater.

Look at The Big Picture

Less than 3 percent of the water on Earth is fresh, much of that is unreachable in glaciers, icecaps, or deep in the earth. Depletion of these dwindling water supplies degrades the natural environment and can necessitate costly and habitat-destroying water projects. Water conservation practices, such as efficient appliances and fixtures, behavioural changes, and changes in irrigation practices, can reduce water consumption by as much as a third.

Our fresh water resource requires care, from the corporate bathroom, to the garden hose to the washing system on the factory assembly line. By purchasing a water efficient outdoor shower you are playing a part in protecting this precious resource.