Driving along Adelaide this afternoon, past one of those ACTEWAGL water consumption electronic boards by the side of the road … and thinking, ok the target is 139 megalitres per day and yesterday we used a mere 112. Dam levels at just over 48%. Shouldn’t we be setting more ambitious targets? Or is the purpose of the signs and the target consumption figures just to make us feel good about ourselves that we’re using about 80% of what “we” aimed for. How many people have really tightened up on water usage beyond the mandatory water restrictions … taking shorter showers, installing water tanks, shorter laundry cycles etc.
Or is there cause to believe we’re out of the danger zone now and it’s ok to allow the dam to refill to 100% over the next 2 years and there’s no rush?