Should Victoria be more cautious of the water conditions in Australia?
As you all should know Australia has been going though one of the toughest droughts in history. It is one of the biggest battles we have had to face; it is turning into such a crisis we have been on water restrictions stage 3 since the start of this year, January the first. We are asked to work together to save water for our country.
Ways of saving water are;
Install a three star rated efficient shower head.
Turn off the tap while brushing your teeth.
Install flow control valves to reduce water use.
When replacing your old washing machines, choose one with four-star rating. v
Only wash when you have a full load.
Fix any dripping taps or leaking toilet, a leaking toilet can lose up to 200 gallons of water a day. v
When waiting for running water to warm up in the kitchen or bathroom collect the unused water and put it in the fridge or dispose of it in the garden. Actions involving Melbourne water include;
A $300 million upgrade of the Eastern Treatment Plant to produce “Class A” recycled water, suitable for use in new housing estates, agriculture and industry v
Building a new water treatment plant in West Gippsland to reconnect the Tarago Reservoir to the metropolitan supply, providing 15,000 megalitres a year on current stream flow patterns v
A leak reduction program to save 2,500 megalitres in the water distribution system by 2015 v
The Eastern Water Recycling Proposal, which will free up an estimated 139,000 megalitres of drinking water by substituting Class A recycled water from the Eastern Treatment Plant for use in Latrobe Valley industries. Australia is a continent of extremes: of geography, climate, and population distribution and water resources. It is the driest inhabited continent on Earth, with highly variable rainfall patterns. This variability means that Australian communities frequently face water supply and water quality...
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