WELS stands for ‘Water Efficiency Labelling and Standards’. It is an Australian government initiative which enforces mandatory labelling for all tapware and shower products sold in Australia, to indicate their water efficiency.

The Water Efficiency Labelling and Standards (WELS) scheme is designed to help you choose more water efficient products for your home or business.

Using water efficient products could save Australians more than $2 billion by 2030. That’s an average saving of $175  per household each year.

  • 65% of these savings are from reduced electricity and gas costs from avoided water heating.
  • 35% of these savings are from reduced water bills.

 The higher the WELS star rating on a product, the more water efficient the product is. Please refer to http://www.waterrating.gov.au or phone 1800 803 772.