I noticed a big ad in the Canberra Times on the weekend that brought a smile to my car loving heart. For a limited period, starting from 14 November, Canberrans will be able to wash their cars at home. Yay for those of us who like shiny metal bits.
The general exemption runs from 14–29 November and also allows homeowners to clean their windows and so on.
Usual sensible water use caveats apply, such as the use of trigger hoses, buckets etc. ACTEW requests that cars are washed on a lawn or other porous surface.
Full details are available at the ACTEW website (scroll down to the vehicles and windows and building section and click on read more).
Further to that is good news for those who like to water their gardens. Similar to last year a general exemption will allow weekend watering from Saturday 19 December 2009 to Sunday 31 January 2010 inclusive.
People living at addresses with an EVEN street number can sprinkle on Saturdays; and
People living at addresses with an ODD street number can sprinkle on Sundays.
It is worth noting the sprinkler/irrigation system exemption applies only between the hours of 7pm-10pm. At all other times usual Stage 3 restriction apply.
Full details are available at the ACTEW website (scroll down to the private lawns and gardens section and click on read more).
Let the bitching/conspiracy theories on ACTEW needing some extra money to pay for their damn dam begin…