Tag Archives: water consumption

ACTEW and Simon Corbell plan to take the (vital) social element out of water restrictions

By 11 October, 2011

On the ABC radio news this morning, plans by Simon Corbell and ACTEW to allow Canberrans to pay to avoid water restrictions are foolish and shortsighted – and betray an unbelievable lack of understanding about how a community works.
Water restrictions are a sore topic for Canberrans, but we grudgingly comply – ONLY because we [...]

Progress! On Water Consumption!

By 15 July, 2011

It’s been a long time between drinks but the Measuring Our Progress website has cranked up to announce that progress has been made on water consumption.
Over the reporting period, ACT water consumption per household has decreased. Despite brief increases in 2005-06 and 2008-09, water consumption has declined from over 300 kL/property in 2000-01 to [...]

ACT water cap

By 1 June, 2008

A little bit more on the ACT 40 gigalitre water cap which sort of explains some of the numbers. from the ABC news-
“Concerns have been raised that Canberra has been shortchanged with its Murray-Darling Basin water allocation of 40 gigalitres.
The cap was agreed to at a meeting of the Murray-Darling Basin Ministerial Council last week.
Water [...]

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