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'Be a water saver' magnetic promotional card, 2003

This is a magnetic card promoting domestic water conservation. It was published by the Victorian Department of Sustainability and Environment. The card is circular with a smaller arrow in the centre, which moves to point at six different ways to save water within the home and the litres of water that can be saved. The card ...

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'Watersmart: garden and homes rebate scheme' brochure, 2003

This is a colour brochure promoting domestic water conservation in gardens and homes. It was published by the Victorian Department of Sustainability and Environment in October 2003. The cover shows a man selecting a water-efficient showerhead, and a woman in the background also looking at showerheads. Text on the cover ...

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Hand-drawn plan for water efficient garden, 1999

This is a plan hand-drafted by designer Wendy van Dok in 1999. It is a landscape plan for her own water efficient garden, and includes a large plant list featuring many drought-tolerant Australian native species. The plan, which is part of the Water Smart Home Collection at Museum Victoria, is 570 mm in width by 390 mm in height.

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Plan for a domestic greywater treatment system, 2003

This is a plan for a domestic greywater treatment system. It was drafted by Stuart McQuire for the Envirowater Greywater Treatment System that he wanted to, and later did, install in his home. He submitted the plan to the Environment Protection Authority (EPA) Victoria as part of the process of receiving approval. The plan ...

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'Helpful hints for waterwise gardeners' booklet, South East Water, 2004

This is a 20-page booklet called 'Helpful hints for waterwise gardeners', published in 2004 by South East Water and the Nursery and Garden Industry Association of Victoria. The cover shown here features a photograph of a newly purchased native plant being held by a smiling young girl. The booklet is part of the Water Smart ...

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Brochure - 'Save water around your home and garden', Yarra Valley Water, 2001

This is a folded brochure published by Yarra Valley Water in 2001 and distributed to householders with their water bill. Its front page bears the title 'Save water around your home and garden', accompanied by a red, catalogue-style 'NEW! Water Efficiency Appraisal' banner. This item is part of the Water Smart Home Collection ...

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'You can water your garden' card, 2004

This is a colour card published and distributed by the Nursery and Garden Industry Association, Victoria. It provides information about Stage 2 water restrictions in Melbourne, which were current until 1 March 2005. On the reverse side, it lists the 'permanent water savings measures' effective from 1 March 2005. The card ...

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'Water saver kit', 2003

This is a promotional folder titled 'Water saver kit', published by the Victorian Government in 2003. The cover is blue and white with a water ripple graphic design. At the bottom right is the Victorian Government's 'Our water our future' logo. The folder measures 315 mm by 230 mm.

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'Working together to save water' booklet, 2003

This illustrated 18-page booklet promotes water conservation. It was published in October 2003 by the Victorian Department of Sustainability and Environment. On the blue-and-white cover, the title of the booklet, 'Working together to save water', is set against a background design of water rippling. At the bottom right ...

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'Easy ways to be a water saver' brochure, 2003

This is a brochure promoting water conservation, published by the Victorian Department of Sustainability and Environment in October 2003. The blue-and-white cover includes the title - 'Easy ways to be a water saver', a background design showing water rippling, and the Victorian Government's 'Our water our future' logo. ...

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Water tank, LUMI brand, c2005

This is a blue 'LUMI' brand water tank, manufactured by Full Tank. Its capacity is 300 litres and its components include casing, lights and taps. It is part of the Water Smart Home Collection at Museum Victoria, and is 6740 mm wide, 11630 mm high and 610 mm in diameter.

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Garden hose attachment nozzle, c1980

This is a garden hose attachment collected as part of Museum Victoria's 'Curator for a Day' project, in which students chose items for inclusion in the Water Smart Home Collection. It is 165 mm long and has a diameter of 30 mm.

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Garden soaker hose, c2000

This is a garden soaker hose 15 m in length, translucent green in colour, and with a black plastic tap attachment at one end. It was collected as part of Museum Victoria's 'Curator for a Day' project and is in the Water Smart Home Collection.

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Wastewater: treated well, it's not just a waste

This set of three short videos shows the treatment processes for wastewater in a first world community. Process engineers talk about wastewater and how they treat it.

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Heat pump hot water system, 2001

This is a 'Turbo Compact Eyre, 270 litre' heat pump hot water system manufactured in 2001 by Quantum Energy, Australia. The tank has a cross-section cut out of it by the manufacturer to show its internal workings while on display at an exhibition. The unit is made from steel, glass, aluminium, copper, plastic and polyurethane ...

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'RainBank' pump controller, 2004

This is a black 'RainBank' rectangular pump controller, manufactured from metal, plastic and paper by Davey Products Pty Ltd, Scoresby. It features brass and plastic threaded protrusions, a yellow manual start button, a three-point plug and the power cord. 'RainBank household water savings' is printed on the front and back. ...

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Mount Franklin water bottles, 2007

These are three bottles containing 'Mount Franklin' spring water, designed by D3 Design, Paddington, New South Wales, 2003 and made by Coca-Cola Amatil (Australia). The three bottles contain 600 mL, 1 L and 1.5 L of spring water.

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Caroma 'H2Zero Cube' waterless urinal, 2007

This is a Caroma 'H2Zero Cube' waterless urinal with cartridge components and accessories, manufactured from ceramics, plastic and metal, designed and made by Caroma Dorf, New South Wales. It comprises a white vitreous china wall-hung urinal containing a waterless cartridge with fixing bracket and bolts, a replaceable 'Bio ...

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James and Peter Clough playing with water, Brighton East, 1976

This colour photograph features James and Peter Clough playing with water in their backyard at Brighton East, 1976. One brother is sitting in a tub of water while the other is carrying a hose.

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Michael Lhuede in canvas wading pool, Port Melbourne, 1972

This black-and-white photograph features 3-year-old Michael Lhuede playing in a green canvas wading pool in the backyard of his Port Melbourne family home in 1972.