Water Saving

National Water Week


19-25 October, 2020

National Water week is held 19 -25 October 2020. The theme for 2020 is Reimaging our Water Future. As our population grows, this will put more stress on our water resources, so how can we reimagine the way we use and reuse water to ensure there's enough of it in the future? How can we rethink our current water practices to help conserve valuable water resources? What can we do as individuals and as communities to inspire a more sustainable water future?

As part of National Water Week, Dubbo Regional Council are hold a number of events.



To Encourage kids (and Adults) to be water wise, Dubbo Regional Council is hosting a Colouring In Competition. If you wish to print an entry, choose one of these designs,1 (PDF 198.5KB), 2 (PDF 111.1KB), or 3 (PDF 280.3KB).Then get creative !

Entries for the Colouring In Competition can be dropped into the Council Administration Building on the corner of Darling and Church streets, or emailed to Council@dubbo.nsw.gov.au before October 23.

DRC is a proud Sponsor of Water night.                       

22 October, 2020

No taps. One bucket.

Water Night is next Thursday 22 October, and your household is asked to avoid using taps and to manage with just one bucket of water from 5pm to 5am. Sign up at www.waternight.com.au

Dubbo Regional Council is inviting you to decorate the bucket you will use on the night for the Custom Bucket Competition. To enter, just take a photo and post it online with the tags #dubboregionalcouncil and #waternightchallenge or email to Council@dubbo.nsw.gov.au. Be sure to post before 5pm on Thursday 22 October 2020

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More information on Water Night can be found here. Download the Custom Bucket Competition here (PDF 435.5KB)



Blue House Dubbo (PDF 2.1MB) is a water saving home, designed to show you just how easy it can be to save water around your home and garden.

There’s something for everyone; learning about Dubbo’s water supply, water saving tips and facts, even kids interactive displays and activities.

Many readily available water efficient products have been fitted out and are on display both inside and outside the home.

Blue House Dubbo is located at 20 William Farrer Drive, Dubbo. Convenient parking is available in Wheelers Lane near Cobbity Avenue.

Opening Times

Blue House Dubbo is Open to the community; 

First and Third Saturday of every month - 9 am to 12 pm

Tours by school or community groups are welcome. To arrange a group tour please complete the Blue House Tour Application or call 6801 4000.



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saving water

Dubbo Regional Council is a proud supporter of Smart Water Advice. In collaboration with Smart Approved WaterMark, we are providing a range of tips and resources to help you save water.
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Welcome to our new blue house

You are invited to spend five minutes in our water loving home to see how easy it is to save water.

Council encourages water conservation. The following links will show you how to conserve water for your business, home, garden, pool and more.

Just "click" on the banners below to discover the most efficient ways to use water and cut down on wastage.  

Save water in business

Saving water in your home

Save water in your garden

Using greywater in your garden

For more Information on using greywater and councils policy Click here 

How to save water in your pool

 How to save water washing card

How to install rainwater tanks

Here's a few additional tips to assist with saving water