‘Hot water’? in Civic? bubblers a bottled water plot?

Shinigami_Josh 6 January 2012 22

While i am currently away from our “beloved” city. Social networking keeps telling me that

“They’ve heated the tap and fountain water at civic center in order to bolster sales of bottle water. ”

In reference to both DFO and Canberra centre, from my understanding its been quite hot so hot water in the pipes makes sense due to the ambient conditions, not some huge shadowy plot to make us buy bottled water but just due to it being summer.

Is there anything serious behind this, or are my friends nuts?


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GardeningGirl GardeningGirl 12:47 pm 07 Jan 12

screaming banshee said :

The water in my kitchen tap has been warmer too. DAMN IT!!! they’ve gotten to me too.

NOT WHERE I LIVE YOUR BASTARDS.

Come to think of it the air in my house is also warmer…perhaps it’s Jeff Manny trying to sell more aircons.

LOL love it!

gooterz said :

Also reminds me about UK taps
like in http://www.flickr.com/photos/thewendyhouse/430048693/

They have one for hot and one for cold, so in winter one is freezing and one is boiling and nothing in between!

Used to see that in houses here too.

Grrrr Grrrr 10:59 am 07 Jan 12

Your friends are not nuts: The water from the sink taps in the Canberra Centre toilets is warm (but not hot – maybe 40 degrees.) There is no separate hot and cold taps there – only one “warm” tap. It has been that way for a long time, so as best I can tell is nothing to do with hot weather in recent weeks. There aren’t many other options for filling a drink bottle close by, so it’s annoying to have to drink warm water – but it’s still wet!

what_the what_the 9:13 am 07 Jan 12

I knew it!!! My suspicions were raised in winter when the water was to the point of freezing! I thought ‘they’re purposely cooling the water so it freezes my mouth’!

Some people will see a conspiracy theory behind everything!

gooterz gooterz 1:47 am 07 Jan 12

The water will be about the average temperature of the hill the water sits on!

Also reminds me about UK taps
like in http://www.flickr.com/photos/thewendyhouse/430048693/

They have one for hot and one for cold, so in winter one is freezing and one is boiling and nothing in between!

matt31221 matt31221 1:44 am 07 Jan 12

screaming banshee said :

The water in my kitchen tap has been warmer too. DAMN IT!!! they’ve gotten to me too.

NOT WHERE I LIVE YOUR BASTARDS.

Come to think of it the air in my house is also warmer…perhaps it’s Jeff Manny trying to sell more aircons.

LMAO that is a bloody cracker!

screaming banshee screaming banshee 10:30 pm 06 Jan 12

The water in my kitchen tap has been warmer too. DAMN IT!!! they’ve gotten to me too.

NOT WHERE I LIVE YOUR BASTARDS.

Come to think of it the air in my house is also warmer…perhaps it’s Jeff Manny trying to sell more aircons.

Shinigami_Josh Shinigami_Josh 10:26 pm 06 Jan 12

I would go with hot days = hot water in the pipes, and having to run it for some time to get the cold water. Also as a cost issue to heat all that water it wouldn’t see any profit for increased sales (that are actually made to people who rent in the area not the people who run it).

dpm said :

Perhaps your friends have been bumping up the figures in this study:
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-01-06/aussies-kiwis-lead-world-in-cannabis-use/3761106
😉

That study is pretty useless, it goes on about geographic areas, yet in Oceania only results from Aus/NZ. I would also think that the US has higher cocaine use, and (assuming here i couldn’t find the actual paper on the lancet and the news articles i have seen don’t directly reference its title) that the EU is done as the EU not looking at countries like Holland where it is legal. Having been to Amsterdam literally the whole city smells like Cannabis, but this is likely not reflected in the data due to i would think a large part of the trade being tourists. I would honestly like to see if the study actually asked where the people where when they tried given the recent expansion in EU travel i would think some would be going to Amsterdam to try the Cannabis.

breda breda 8:07 pm 06 Jan 12

It’s just another sign of global warming.

My kitchen tap water has been having the same problem recently.

Deref Deref 2:49 pm 06 Jan 12

A conspiracy nut and illiterate (“bottle water”).

And they’ve heated up the fountains too?

dpm dpm 2:43 pm 06 Jan 12

Perhaps your friends have been bumping up the figures in this study:
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-01-06/aussies-kiwis-lead-world-in-cannabis-use/3761106
😉

user_unknown user_unknown 2:36 pm 06 Jan 12

You’ve obviously never tried to have a “cold” shower in Brisbane in the middle of summer in a house where the water pipes are partially outside 🙂 warm pipes equals warm water.
Or drink from the hose when it’s been sitting in the sun to cool down & cop a mouthful/faceful of hot water!
Haha love the Ralph Wiggum comment 😉
Honestly though, I really don’t think there’s anything suss going on

Henry82 Henry82 2:25 pm 06 Jan 12

bd84 said :

I would say the water may be hot because their artistic looking bubblers are made of stainless steel and would conduct the heat of the sun excellently..

This. Also OP’s friend might notice his/her tin foil hat will get warm on warm days

    johnboy johnboy 2:32 pm 06 Jan 12

    The mind control lasers heat them up when the tin foil is working.

    😉

poetix poetix 2:12 pm 06 Jan 12

I’m sure your friends know about the secret chemicals being added too.

john87_no1 john87_no1 1:54 pm 06 Jan 12

NoImRight said :

Is your friend Ralph Wiggum?

HAHA +1 – made my day.

artuoui artuoui 1:44 pm 06 Jan 12

I can’t find this contradicted at snopes.com so it must be true.

Your friends are nuts, though.

AG Canberra AG Canberra 1:35 pm 06 Jan 12

There will be an email from Jeff Manny on it next week….he’ll have a solution.

Instant Mash Instant Mash 1:34 pm 06 Jan 12

From my experience, warmer days mean warmer water.

matt31221 matt31221 1:30 pm 06 Jan 12

It sounds like a loud of shizen to me. I am an electrician not a plumber but I presume that any water fountains for drinking would be installed with a fresh water pipe feed and that it would rely on the water mains pressure to make the water come out when you turn the little knob – and would not need a power feed. So to warm the water up artificially you would need electricity, and more equipment to be installed that may be bulky. That would be a complete stuff around and wouldn’t be cheap (plus it would need to be metered as well). Pure conjecture on my part as I have never installed water fountains or know how civic water feeds are installed but I’ve wired up storage hot water systems, three phase instantanious, solar hot water and many of those little public service undersink hot and cold water units and things like that. Any plumbers out there?

NoImRight NoImRight 1:26 pm 06 Jan 12

Is your friend Ralph Wiggum?

bd84 bd84 1:23 pm 06 Jan 12

I would say the water may be hot because their artistic looking bubblers are made of stainless steel and would conduct the heat of the sun excellently.. Given that the bubblers are owned and maintained by the government, I doubt they would have anything to do with people who sell bottled water.

Not sure why people believe conspiracy theorists.

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