What is WELS?
The Water Efficiency Labelling and Standards (WELS) Scheme provides national, mandatory labelling of products to indicate their water efficiency.
The blue star arch label indicates the flow rate or water consumption of the product. The more stars, the more water efficient.
This allows consumers to make informed decisions about the water efficiency of the products they purchase - to reduce their water consumption and to save money on their water bills.
The Scheme currently covers tapware, clothes washing machines, dishwashers, toilets, urinals and showers, and is optional for flow controllers. A minimum water efficiency standard is in place for toilets.
For further information about WELS, visit http://www.waterrating.gov.au/ or phone 1800 803 772.