21 October 2010

Shane Rattenbury wants tougher water conservation measures

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Following yesterday’s much celebrated news that water restrictions will end on 1 Novembers the Greens’ Shane Rattenbury unsatisfied with the permanent water conservation measures.

“We know that the community has come a long way in understanding that the ACT is a place where water is highly valued and the people of the ACT have achieved significant changes in behaviour, such as replanting low water use gardens, which have resulted in consumption dropping by around a third over the last 7 years.”

“But now we are moving back to a system that allows Canberrans to wash their cars every day should they choose – is this the community standard that we want to set for the careful use of a precious resource?

“This time last year most people wouldn’t have predicted that we would have such a wet season and be able to re-introduce permanent water conservation measures so quickly. But I think some people are concerned now they’ve heard what is going to be allowed over the summer.”

Oh the horrid things people will do without Shane to tell them to be better.

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He’s a knob. I think after however many years of ACTEW banging on about water savings – if you haven’t got the message by now you never will!

The old days of everyone watering their concrete are gone. And we all know that.

Next time Shane, engage the brain before opening the mouth.

We’d be lucky to wash our car once a month – should we do it more often to meet Shane’s much higher standards of cleanliness?

In a place the size of Canberra there will no doubt be a handful of people who do in fact wash their cars daily – but they’re probably the sort of people who would do it regardless of water restrictions. Most people have more sense and better things to do with their time.

Woody Mann-Caruso12:16 pm 21 Oct 10

Slippery slope hysteria. Shane – next time change ‘car’ to ‘SUV’.

So people will now begin to wash their cars … daily? I don’t know about you Shane, but I have better things to do with my time. Once a week would be a lot for me. Maybe once a fortnight?

Good lord the Greens are batsh*t insane.

Holden Caulfield11:08 am 21 Oct 10

I thought the nitty gritty of the water use guidelines (or whatever they’re called) said car washing was only permitted once per week?

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