Stage 2 water restrictions….

Even though we have been really good little Melbournians and have used less water than we have since the 90s – rain hasn’t arrived for us, and therefore, stage 2 water restrictions are coming in.
The flow into our catchements was the lowest ever on record for September – 19,300 megalitres when it is usually 90,200. Ouch.
From November 1st you –
*Can’t water your lawn.
*Can’t hose down your car – must use a bucket and cloth only.
*Watering systems can be used on alternative days – Manual – 6am-8am & 8pm-10pm. Automatic – 12am-4am.
Hopefully the heavens will open up for us in the next few weeks…

5 Comments so far

  1. adrock2xander (unregistered) on October 15th, 2006 @ 9:58 pm

    A middle-aged woman neighbour of mine has had access to free water from a public tap for the last 2 years. She fusses over the tap like it’s her baby. She regularly waters her plants and uses it to wash her car as well. And all this time, everyone just shuts their gap and minded their own business.

    This morning, while cleaning my rabbit hutch, i realised i needed a large area to clean my rabbit’s sleeping area as it was rather soiled. I thought of the public tap and walked out to the tap and started doing some washing. All this time i was completely aware of the woman watching out from her window, smoking her cigarette, looking at me.

    I didn’t take more than 3 minutes; but just before i left, i heard the woman yapping to someone on the phone, “I was once in this restaurant, and i had to pay for the water. Outrageous!”

    Yeah, outrageous indeed.

  2. Laurie (unregistered) on October 16th, 2006 @ 4:16 am

    You can capture and filtrate your piss.


  3. Neil (unregistered) on October 16th, 2006 @ 11:31 am

    Yes, we do that here and bottle it as Tooheys and XXXX beer.

  4. neomien (unregistered) on October 16th, 2006 @ 5:31 pm

    haha! Neil, you forgot to say we send that special brew way up north….:P

  5. Laurie (unregistered) on October 17th, 2006 @ 6:17 am

    Glad I don’t like beer!



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