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Roadside water signs to go

By johnboy - 28 February 2011 16

Roadside Signage

Having gone through summer with the dams at 100% Actew have announced that they’re getting rid of the roadside nag signage on water use.

After more than three years of Canberra commuters seeing daily dam level and water consumption information, the electronic variable water signs will disappear from local roads at the end of this week.

ACTEW Managing Director Mark Sullivan said the signs were installed on five major arterial roads across Canberra in response to the most significant, serious period of water scarcity ever experienced by our region. Due to the recent improvement in the water situation the signs will now be removed but will return if needed in future.

Mr Sullivan said: “The signs were initiated in 2007 when combined dam levels were at record low levels and Stage 4 water restrictions were imminent.

“Community interest in the region’s water situation was extremely high, with a need for people to be updated regularly, so ACTEW partnered with the ACT Government to install the signs and give daily information on how our dam levels were faring and how much water we were using.

Any bets on how long until they’re back?

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Mr Gillespie said :

colourful sydney racing identity said :

……..Unless, of course, you are constantly getting speeding fines and then come on to public forums to cry about it…

I didn’t say that. Other people might “cry” (as you so ignorantly put it) about getting speeding fines — but I don’t. I just think it is a bit rude to put up signs saying “SPEED LIMITS ENFORCED” everywhere.

Excuse my ignorance. I should have stated that you bleat about speeding fines.

Mr Gillespie 4:20 pm 01 Mar 11

colourful sydney racing identity said :

……..Unless, of course, you are constantly getting speeding fines and then come on to public forums to cry about it…

I didn’t say that. Other people might “cry” (as you so ignorantly put it) about getting speeding fines — but I don’t. I just think it is a bit rude to put up signs saying “SPEED LIMITS ENFORCED” everywhere.

Tooks 3:59 pm 01 Mar 11

Mr Gillespie said :

Tooks said :

……….Nah it’s not just you. I get bored of all kinds of signs I see all the time year after year: stop signs, give way signs etc. Best to just ignore them.

Oh ha ha ha Tooks, very funny.

The difference between the signs you refer to and the electronic message I refer to is, the stop, give way etc. signs are necessary whereas the electronic message reminding us all of the constant threat of getting a speeding ticket are unnecessary.

Thank you, thank you. Jerry Seinfeld, look out.

Mr Gillespie said :

Tooks said :

……….Nah it’s not just you. I get bored of all kinds of signs I see all the time year after year: stop signs, give way signs etc. Best to just ignore them.

Oh ha ha ha Tooks, very funny.

The difference between the signs you refer to and the electronic message I refer to is, the stop, give way etc. signs are necessary whereas the electronic message reminding us all of the constant threat of getting a speeding ticket are unnecessary.

Unless, of course, you are constantly getting speeding fines and then come on to public forums to cry about it…

Mr Gillespie 12:59 pm 01 Mar 11

Tooks said :

……….Nah it’s not just you. I get bored of all kinds of signs I see all the time year after year: stop signs, give way signs etc. Best to just ignore them.

Oh ha ha ha Tooks, very funny.

The difference between the signs you refer to and the electronic message I refer to is, the stop, give way etc. signs are necessary whereas the electronic message reminding us all of the constant threat of getting a speeding ticket are unnecessary.

Chop71 12:21 pm 01 Mar 11

Maybe they could change them to keep a running tally on the $$$ spent on self promotion and how that will increase water/electricity costs.

The public would find that much more usefull.

Tooks 11:43 am 01 Mar 11

Mr Gillespie said :

Is it me or has anyone else noticed one of these signs threatening everyone with “SPEED LIMITS ENFORCED” every minute of every hour of every day for the past how long…..2 years?

It’s been sitting on the median strip of Parkes Way at the foot of Black Mountain, just east of the Glenloch Interchange.

Is it just me or is anyone else bored with this sign??

Nah it’s not just you. I get bored of all kinds of signs I see all the time year after year: stop signs, give way signs etc. Best to just ignore them.

EvanJames 11:08 am 01 Mar 11

Mr Evil said :

Even with all the rain we’ve had lately, he’s still pouring as much water as possible on his lawn and garden. I’m surprised that he hasn’t created his own little Passchendaele in his backyard; where people sink without a trace into the ooze.

He might be growing rice for the coming food shortages.

There are too many signs, have a look on your way home, all the various road signs (you get lines of speed change signs, you can see them), info signs, angry signs about not doing this or that… and then these flashing signs.

Mr Gillespie said :

Is it me or has anyone else noticed one of these signs threatening everyone with “SPEED LIMITS ENFORCED” every minute of every hour of every day for the past how long…..2 years?

It’s been sitting on the median strip of Parkes Way at the foot of Black Mountain, just east of the Glenloch Interchange.

Is it just me or is anyone else bored with this sign??

it’s just you.

KaptnKaos 10:00 am 01 Mar 11

#6 +1

Can the over the road signs play movies, just so we have something to do while waiting in the traffic delays due to the constant roadworks.

welkin31 7:27 am 01 Mar 11

It would save us more money if ACTEW would cease their banal, misleading and useless TV adverts.

Mr Gillespie 11:01 pm 28 Feb 11

Is it me or has anyone else noticed one of these signs threatening everyone with “SPEED LIMITS ENFORCED” every minute of every hour of every day for the past how long…..2 years?

It’s been sitting on the median strip of Parkes Way at the foot of Black Mountain, just east of the Glenloch Interchange.

Is it just me or is anyone else bored with this sign??

Mr Evil 10:16 pm 28 Feb 11

“Any bets on how long until they’re back?”

Not long – if my neighbour is anything to go by. Even with all the rain we’ve had lately, he’s still pouring as much water as possible on his lawn and garden. I’m surprised that he hasn’t created his own little Passchendaele in his backyard; where people sink without a trace into the ooze.

Maybe he’s worried that the dams will fail with all that water behind them, and he’s just trying to help out a bit?

OpenYourMind 10:12 pm 28 Feb 11

they should now be replaced with a fixed sign saying something like “save water now and pay for it later through higher water rates and dodgy Government deals where we have to buy back our own water and get punished for saving”.

JC 7:36 pm 28 Feb 11

Ryan said :

With the removal of the portable signs, how about putting the water usage info on the fancy new permanent over-the-road one on the northbound stretch of the Parkway between Sulwood and Hindmarsh when that’s not being used (which so far seems to be 99% of the time)

How about we just give it a miss. The need for the info on such public display is not needed, those that want it should go to ACTEW’s website.

Ryan 4:41 pm 28 Feb 11

With the removal of the portable signs, how about putting the water usage info on the fancy new permanent over-the-road one on the northbound stretch of the Parkway between Sulwood and Hindmarsh when that’s not being used (which so far seems to be 99% of the time)

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