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Water Freedom Day!

By johnboy - 15 November 2008 16

Here in the RiotBunker we’ve thoroughly enjoyed being able to wash our cars on a hot day for the first time in years.

If you too have been celebrating this rare opportunity to do things people from developed countries take for granted, then be sure to take a picture and send it in to images@the-riotact.com and we’ll whack up a slideshow.

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16 Responses to
Water Freedom Day!
Ralph 4:19 pm 17 Nov 08

Marry me, Mary.

tylersmayhem 1:32 pm 17 Nov 08

…my skeptical self still considers the fact that old ACTEW are running a bit short of coin these days. So now they’ve upped the cost for water, they are now encouraging us to spend up on water usage. But that’s just my skeptical side.

Overheard 1:10 pm 17 Nov 08

First thing I noticed, driving back into town late this morning: the roadside signs announcing that yesterday’s water consumption had zipped up to about 160 megalitres (when the target is about 115 megalitres).

Fark. Which half-brained goose dreamed up this lifting of the exemptions? I want to meet them and slap them with a wet fish.

Ah, better make that a dry fish.

I-filed 8:59 pm 16 Nov 08

Ooops – I truly hadn’t realise there were still water restrictions. Thought they finished last autumn. Washed my car thoroughly with a hose a fortnight or so ago … none of the several passers-by or my neighbours said anything! What a nice tolerant neighbourhood I live in!

sepi 8:57 pm 16 Nov 08

We’ve had several years though – twice over, and still no major new water infrastructure – this is why the people are getting restless.

VYBerlinaV8_the_one_ 8:53 pm 16 Nov 08

Perhaps those very reasons are why we should be smarter about development of water infrastructure. The ‘right to waste’ is a different argument altogether.

ricketyclik 8:35 pm 16 Nov 08

Mary Whitehouse said :

This is not a laughing matter. You are spot on, Johnboy, to talk about a “rare opportunity to do things people from developed countries take for granted”.

It’s amazing what acquiescent Canberrans let the hippies and communists who run this town get away with.

Perhaps one day they will be brave enough to demand an adequate water supply. Maybe even a very, very courageous few will start suggesting Canberrans might be entitled to the privacy and security offered by front fences.

Damn it, why should an unprecedented drought and the fact that it takes several years of lead time for major new water infrastructure make it necessary for us to curtail our right to waste?

imhotep 8:19 pm 16 Nov 08

spoonbill said :

“JB, What a sad state of affairs that you think that washing a car with drinking water is something that ‘people from developed countries take for granted'”.

What a sad state of affairs that you think water that comes free from the sky is now ‘drinking’ water, as opposed to normal water.

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spoonbill 7:56 pm 16 Nov 08

JB, What a sad state of affairs that you think that washing a car with drinking water is something that ‘people from developed countries take for granted’.

TroyWilliams 12:41 pm 16 Nov 08

It’s amazing what acquiescent Canberrans let the hippies and communists who run this town get away with.

– will have to remember that one.

TroyWilliams 12:39 pm 16 Nov 08

Washing the car with the hose seems less fun now that the water restrictions have been eased. 😛

johnboy 12:03 am 16 Nov 08

Ozi said :

Yeah… you’re a DIRTY Seat Ibiza…. take the water, car, take it all… 🙂

Ahh was a great day, and much more fun than just feeding coins into those DIY car wash places.

I bow down before your car identification skills!

Holden Caulfield 8:38 pm 15 Nov 08

I happily participated in WFD, but I left my camera inside. 😉

Mary Whitehouse 8:14 pm 15 Nov 08

This is not a laughing matter. You are spot on, Johnboy, to talk about a “rare opportunity to do things people from developed countries take for granted”.

It’s amazing what acquiescent Canberrans let the hippies and communists who run this town get away with.

Perhaps one day they will be brave enough to demand an adequate water supply. Maybe even a very, very courageous few will start suggesting Canberrans might be entitled to the privacy and security offered by front fences.

Ozi 7:47 pm 15 Nov 08

Yeah… you’re a DIRTY Seat Ibiza…. take the water, car, take it all… 🙂

Ahh was a great day, and much more fun than just feeding coins into those DIY car wash places.

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