When investing in large household appliances and fixtures, use the Energy and Water Ratings (stars) to help save money.
Install a rainwater tank to collect and store rain hitting your roof and use it to water your garden, wash your clothes or fill your toilet.
Water conservation on the driest continent on the planet is essential, logical and too long in coming. There are lots of easy things we can all do!
Energy saving habits are easy to learn. By changing your daily habits, you can save resources and money and reduce global warming.
Sunlight converts cold water into hot water. No gases are emitted and no one gets hurt. Life is rarely this simple!
Insulating, shading and weatherproofing your house can save you up to 45 per cent on your current energy bills.
Identify the big bang actions that will quickly reduce your home's impact on the environment.
By managing your domestic stormwater, you can reduce pollution of the waterways we love to swim in, fish and simply enjoy.
The urban spread of our houses and gardens, and the power, water and materials required for them to provide us with a comfortable living space account for a significant proportion of our ecological footprint. Managed effectively, this integral part of our lives can be a vehicle for the conservation, generation and collection of energy, water and natural resources. It can also supply us with much of the food we need.
Our homes are our sanctuaries where we bring our dearest, raise our children and spend over half our lives. Tapping the potential of the house and garden to rejuvenate, inspire and soothe us, as well as protecting and sheltering us, is one of the creative missions of any householder's life.
Environmental & Customer Services Department
Phone: 02 6540 1136
Fax: 02 6545 2671
Upper Hunter Shire Council is a local government authority and provides an extensive array of services including health and building; town planning; aged care; sporting and recreational facilities; roads; libraries; garbage collection; airport facilities; saleyards; public venues; water; children, youth and families and tourist information.