Information on washing machines

Consumers will find it easy to understand the water efficiency level based on the number of ticks, which ranges from zero to three, reflected in the label. Labels with more ticks mean that consumers can save more water. One-tick products help consumers save 58 litres (about 39 1.5-litre bottles) of water per wash, while two-tick products can save them 73 litres (about 49 1.5-litre bottles) of water and three-tick products can save as much as 80 litres (about 53 1.5-litre bottles) of water. Products with zero-tick labels are not water efficient.

Water savings graph Water consumption chart for typical household

Note: Water saving calculation is based on a typical 5kg washing machine.

Last updated on 30 Sep 2011