Shave your legs before having a shower.
Use the rinse-hold setting on the dishwasher instead of rinsing dishes under the tap.
Put a 25-millimetre deep tuna tin out when watering the lawn and stop when it is full. When the water evaporates it is time to water again.
Insert a water-filled plastic bottle or a brick in the cistern of an older toilet.
Discourage pool users from bombing and continually getting out and jumping back into the pool.
Catch running water while waiting for it to warm up.
Wash the car with grey water from the bath.
These are some of the many tips offered by Dubbo Regional Council as it implores Dubbo residents to become more water savvy because of the drought.
The tips and information at https://www.dubbo.nsw.gov.au/Households---Residents/Rubbish--Recycling-and-Sustainability/saving-energy-water are provided in collaboration with Sydney-based Smart Approved WaterMark which calls itself "the one stop shop for water efficiency".
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The council's chief executive officer Michael McMahon has been promoting the online resources in response to the city's "water crisis".
He did so on Friday when announcing the tap would be turned off at 11 parks and sites, nine in Dubbo and two in Wellington.
Mr McMahon took the opportunity to inform the community that between 25 and 50 per cent of water used by an average home was spent outdoors.
"Council is strongly encouraging residents to use the water-saving resources online to assist with better planning gardens and better managing water use for gardens," he said.
Burrendong Dam, sitting at 4.5 per cent capacity, may not be able to service Dubbo by mid-2020.
About 70 per cent of the city's water comes from the Macquarie River and 30 per cent from seven bores.
In June the state government provided the council with $30 million to extend its bore field and find other solutions to the water crisis.
Mr McMahon has foreshadowed tougher water restrictions before year's end.
The council anticipates "high level" compliance will "significantly reduce the demand for water".
The online resources encourage visitors to spend five minutes in "our water loving home to see how easy it is to save water".
Smart Approved WaterMark's water-saving advice covers topics such as grey water for gardens, rainwater tanks, business, home, the garden, pool and car washing.