WELS is Australia's water efficiency labelling scheme. It allows consumers to compare the water efficiency of different products. By choosing to use more water-efficient products in the home, Australians will save water and reduce their water and energy bills.
Water shortages and the longer-term security of water supply are serious concerns for Australia. The WELS Scheme labels a range of products for water efficiency, helping Australian households to save water and money. Installing a water-efficient shower head, can save about 14,500 litres per household each year! Gas hot water costs for a standard showerhead are around $1,500 over ten years whereas gas hot water costs for a water-efficient shower head are only $790 over ten years or a 47 per cent reduction.
Many factors come into play when you start thinking about buying a product - cost, style, performance, reputation. Saving water and saving on your water bills can be a deciding factor in determining the type of product you buy. Typical shower discharge '15 to 25 litres per minute', but the FlexibilityPLUS Shower Rose only discharges '7.5 litres per minute'. Which saves you more than half the average water consuption rate of regular shower heads.
Information provided by the Water Efficiency Labeling and Standards (WELS)