Water Efficiency Labelling and Standards Scheme
The Water Efficiency Labelling and Standards (WELS) Scheme was established in 2005 under the Commonwealth Water Efficiency Labelling and Standards Act 2005.
The complementary Western Australian legislation is the Water Efficiency Labelling and Standards Act 2006.
The WELS Scheme is a cooperative legislative arrangement between the Commonwealth, states and territories for the registration and labelling of water-using products by suppliers of whitegoods and plumbing products.
It provides consumers with information on the water efficiency of appliances such as washing machines, dishwashers and showers. It allows consumers to make quick comparative assessments of the water efficiency of a product by viewing the water rating labels that shows a zero to six star rating. The more stars on the WELS rating label, the more water efficient the product.
For more information about the WELS Scheme and registering products, go to the WELS website.