21st century technology for sustainable watering
World leaders in wicking technology
Watering from below
Saving water and maintenance time
Urban greening will protect our climate
Growing healthier plants naturally
Promoting food security
Modern wicking makes WaterUps® a truly sustainable irrigation system
- Save Water
- Save Time
- Grow Healthier Plants
WaterUps® wicking products
- are Australian made from recycled plastic
- are modular and scalable so they can be used in small, medium, and large growing spaces
combat water waste with low tech sustainable watering solutions
help overcome drought and increasing water use restrictions
Kilograms of plastic diverted from landfill
Litres of water saved compared to conventional watering
It’s time to fundamentally rethink plant watering
Given the challenges confronting us with climate change, we have to be much more efficient in the use of our scarce water resources. WaterUps® provides the perfect solution for saving water, time, and growing healthy plants. Our video shows you the diverse range of potential applications for WaterUps® wicking cell technology.
Waterups® can play an important role in landscape design. Offering sustainable planning to help you save water and make urban greenspaces much easier to maintain, whether you’re working on a small residential balcony or large-scale commercial developments and civil works.
Involving students in food gardens is a rewarding and educational experience with academic, social, and environmental benefits. Working with Waterups® to create sustainable gardens helps them develop knowledge and skills for sustainable living.
Community gardens are a great way to bring people together, grow food, and reconnect with nature. Waterups® has significant involvement in the community garden sector. We have also worked with a number of local government bodies on other urban greening projects such as streetscapes and CBD areas.
WaterUps® were originally designed with the landscaper in mind. We wanted to offer a product that made it easy for landscapers to install wicking systems. Landscape contractors can apply for access to Trade Pricing on our range of Waterups® wicking bed products? We have some incredible options that will suit any project.
Latest WaterUps® News
WaterUps® will be adding a new square wicking planter for balcony gardening in November after completing tool trial.
WaterUps® has launched its new wicking bed pipe system. The new pipes ensure perfect placement for optimal wicking action.
There is only really one rule when it comes to the height of wicking beds. That is, the science of capillary action determines that the vertical wicking distance is generally around 300mm. The actual height of your wicking bed can, however, vary provided you follow this simple rule.
We are pleased to be able to announce that we have just shipped a container of 4,500 wicking cells to Texas in the United States. This is our first major export order. The wicking cells will be used in the extension of greenhouse operations at a commercial tomato...
Wicking beds use a water reservoir below the soil to water the plants above via capillary action. Making the reservoir water-tight can require a bit of effort in folding a sheet of pond liner to cover the base and internal walls of your raised bed. WaterUps® have made...
Permaculture design teaches us to think about the problem and make it the solution. So, I decided to think a little more about the various ways in which people construct their wicking beds. River sand is more widely available than scoria, but it is probably less functional than scoria as