The thing the surprises me most about Canberra’s water use is that it’s taken so very long for the public to become totally fatigued by the perpetual emergency.
It has to be a little disappointing to our Power and Water overlords to see their decree of 1 March, that we collectively lower water use to 112 megalitres per day, has been met with near complete indifference. Yesterday water use surged to 171.9 megalitres.
To make matters worse the ABC informs us that inflows are at record lows.
Dam levels, however, are still at 46% (well up from the scary lows of mid 2007) so no plans to announce new water restrictions.