Stage 3 Water restrictions.

Depressing – I know… Not enough rain has led to stage 3 water restrictions. It’s sad, now when it rains everyone gets so excited like it’s a miracle or something… because it kinda is these days…
Stage 3 will be brought in on the 1st of January, after stage 2 was brought in on the 1st of November.
This is what Stage 3 entails –
No sprinklers allowed.
Automated dripper systems 12-4a, 2 days a week – Odd no. houses – Sunday/Wednesday. Even No. houses Sat/Tuesday.
Pools/spas must be topped with a bucket only with a permit, and new pools/spas must have a permit to be filled.
Only a quarter of all sporting venues will be watered.
This is a scary figure – Victoria only recieved 2.8mm this month, when the average rain fall is usually 46.8mm for December.

2 Comments so far

  1. Jon (unregistered) on December 18th, 2006 @ 1:16 pm

    Crap. They are totally unneccessary and a real pain in the ass.

  2. xlynx (unregistered) on December 31st, 2006 @ 9:49 pm

    we could be doing better things than restricting… we could also be doing better restricting.

    * convert seawater (this is apparently cost effective now).
    * build more reservoirs. This will definitely help but not sure of enviromental impact.
    * recycle water. It’s stupid we’re arguing over this.
    * meter and charge higher excess rates (you can still have 1 hour showers and use 2 litres to rinse a mug…).

    any one of these can bring a long term solution.

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