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By S4anta 1 November 2006 29

ACTEW, via ABC have reminded the socially aware that with the intreoduction of Level Two water restrictions you can now shit-can your neighbours without having to throw rubbish over their fence or pour round-up on their vegie patch.

Unfortunately, the stats that have been trotted out to support this are disturbing. 3.8mm’s for a months that usually yeilds 68mm is not a pretty picture to paint. So it is justifiably so.

So fellow rabid commentors, rather than watch the neighbours water usage like a pack of vultures chasing lost tourists in the Veldt, apart from the old chestnuts of dish/washing and grey water onto the ornamentals, and smacking a hole in neighbours water tank up the hill; Have we actually got any salient, vaguely relevant ideas that anyone else hasn’t caught onto yet?

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vancouver 8:11 pm 02 Nov 06

Maybe we should learn from Canada – when I was there recently everything in the restrooms was automatic – the toilets flushed when you stood up, the taps ran when you put your hands under them – no water was wasted – although if you moved off the seat of the toilet too soon, it flushed and this was a very cleansing experience!!!

seepi 4:39 pm 02 Nov 06

That sounds good Thumper – does it work? There would be demand for a small business goign around doing that I think.
It is sad that the ACT govt’s Arboretum antics have now got people so annoyed that they are using water wastefully as a warped way of getting back at the govt.
Anyone who spends any time outside of Canberra in the dustbowl that is our region would find it harder to waste water. My family has just had to sell off sheep for $2 each due to lack of water/grass. 🙁

Thumper 12:49 pm 02 Nov 06

Replace your down pipes and run them into a large piece of ag pipe which you place on the edge of your lawn.

When it rains water goes on the lawn and not down the drain.

seepi 12:36 pm 02 Nov 06

Another tip for the keen is the Goulburn Handwash:

Wet hands. turn off tap. Apply soap. waswh hands.
turn tap back on to rinse briefly.

Thumper 11:37 am 02 Nov 06

My point exactly.

So many things that could be done, but are not.

James-T-Kirk 11:35 am 02 Nov 06

Thunper: “And to put it simply, the government really doesn’t care. It is so much easier just to slap on restrictions than to actually do anything concrete to alleviate the problem.”

Yes, lets look at when the government laid concrete to solve the problem:

Cotter Dam – 1912 – Raised 1951
Bendora Dam – 1961
Corin Dam – 1967
Googong Dam – 1979

If we look at the gaps between when these dams were built:

Cotter – Bendora – 10 years
Bendora – Corin – 6 years
Corin – Googong – 12 years

Looks to me like they needed to develop a dam every 10 or so years…

Then the ACT government hapened – and the dam that should have been built in about 1990 was missed.

Gosh – Another interesting task would be to look at the increase in population between 1951 and now, and compare that the the availability of long term water storage.

Me still thinks that they need to build another dam. No amount of “water restrictions” will solve the problem in the long term. Mr stanhope can’t expect to obtain increased revenue from ever increasing land sales, while not bothering to provide the infrastructure forever..

Damm piss-weak government.

S4anta 9:52 am 02 Nov 06

and i want to play under a sprinkler.

Pandy 12:44 am 02 Nov 06

Vic where do you live?

My dog needs to do a dump.

kaydo 12:07 am 02 Nov 06

This must be why they’ve installed fake grass next to the new Dept of Industry building in town (just next to electric shadows). Seriously.

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