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Should vic have water restrictions lifted?

I think it should be left as it is, we are all coping fine and are dams are still low.
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Last reply: 3rd May 2011 / 16 replies / Post by snakewoman

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Jo

Posted by: Jo
Posted: 26th Aug 2010

Jo says: Agree. Our dam levels are still low and if you listen to all the government rheteric about global warming we should always be doing all we can to save a precious resource such as this. Typical government policy though - remove the restrictions right before an election Reply

Cassino

Posted by: Cassino
Posted: 9th Feb 2011

Jo says: Agree. Our dam levels are still low and if you listen to all the government rheteric about global warming we should always be doing all we can to save a precious resource such as this. Typical...

Cassino says: You are right how does the government expect to supply this area if they treat water as a government issue instead of a Natural need of the people Reply

snakewoman

Posted by: snakewoman
Posted: 26th Aug 2010

snakewoman says: Funny that they lift the water restrictions, at the same time the water rates increase.....
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PukPuk

Posted by: PukPuk
Posted: 26th Oct 2010

PukPuk says: Melbourne should still be on stage 3. Yes, the dams are at 50% and got there from 30% reasonably quickly. At the rate of consumption we have, reduction back to 30% will be just as quick. We live on reality, not percentages. Even with each one of us in Melbourne reducing the litres per day we use, the population growth is such that the additional people are returning a nett increase in consumption each day. The salination plant is a good move but it does have the cost of using energy which unless it become nuclear sourced adds to the green house effects. We do have a free source though - gravity. Anyone in Spring Street taking the time to venture from the city and soaking up the lurks of office would see even though we have reduced rainfall it is still focussing on areas higher than most of our major dams. Yes there are hills in between but there is a thing called the syphoning effect and does not require fossil fuel energy to work. Reply

lolica

Posted by: lolica
Posted: 18th Nov 2010

lolica says: no,we are wasting too much water anyway and population is growing,who knows if we gona have this lovelly rain next year ! Reply

Gypsy

Posted by: Gypsy
Posted: 28th Nov 2010

lolica says: no,we are wasting too much water anyway and population is growing,who knows if we gona have this lovelly rain next year !

Gypsy says: I think Victorians should learn how to use the water, when I was living over there last year until beginning of this year, I noticed the vics actually ignore the restrictions, some say it's ok to wash the car, water the garden with the hose, so long as you don't get caught. This is not the attitude to have when there is shortage.
Also when the pipes burst in Melb and Ringwood, the water in Ringwood had not been turned off until 5hrs after it had been running down the road, and next thing the report for water use in this area was said to be at a high, the very same thing happen in the city, then the report again was at a high for that area, so exactly who oays for this, you guys do, in your increase in rates etc. I think the higher your water bill the better, you may just start to take notice of the usuage, user pays, sounds the way to go. I do understand it's not all Vic's that do this, but I know and seen it happen, I even question dripping taps, I got told don't worry about it, it's only a drip. For the ones that don't know those drips add up on your water bill. Think about it! Reply

lolica

Posted by: lolica
Posted: 18th Nov 2010

lolica says: I agree with you Reply

cas

Posted by: cas
Posted: 24th Nov 2010

cas says: I live interstate and our town has only one small dam for a population of over 16,000. A new dam has been promised for years, but that is all it is, promises that never seem to see the light of day. Our population grows, particularly in the summer season, and the use of water increases with it. Still no dam. We live in one of the states driest areas and have just come out of drought for the first time in 6 years. Two years ago we were on strict restrictions, but now these have been put down to level 1 - and these will be permanent. Hopefully this will help our situation somewhat. Some hosing allowed, but only at night. No driveway or path washing, and cars on lawns only. I can live with that. Reply

tricky

Posted by: tricky
Posted: 6th Dec 2010

tricky says: water restrictions should stay! the country is getting bigger with thousands of new homes being built. all with two or three basthrooms draining on our reseviors but nothing is being done to expand the dams or to build new ones. so for every new house built it will be extra drainage on the resevior. Reply

Cassino

Posted by: Cassino
Posted: 9th Feb 2011

Cassino says: I know you are right and really feel for you all xo Reply

Pern

Posted by: Pern
Posted: 9th Feb 2011

Pern says: Water restrictions should be only an emergency response to low water level. Our current water levels suggest that they should still apply but as a long term fix they will eventually fail as people will just ignore them. Better to implement a user pays system based on usage over the target 150 level, build extra capacity or reuse waste water. Reply

lynndi

Posted by: lynndi
Posted: 16th Feb 2011

lynndi says: If the dams are low ni , but if like in Qld they are letting a yeaars supply out down the river , they should lift all restriction until the dams are at a pre calculated level. Reply

Bob

Posted by: Bob
Posted: 18th Feb 2011

Bob says: East Gippsland is still very much in drought, we haven't had anywhere near as much train here as the rest of Victoria, and other states. We need permanent water restrictions. Reply

mummy2jj

Posted by: mummy2jj
Posted: 25th Apr 2011

mummy2jj says: I personally think that the water restrictions should be left as they are. because if they are not we are going to be in a more crisis level in a few years again. i would rather create a buffer than be living on the edge Reply

n720ute

Posted by: n720ute
Posted: 26th Apr 2011

n720ute says: It should remain on restrictions and endeavour to increase other areas of saving water through better appliances etc. Reply

kath

Posted by: kath
Posted: 3rd May 2011

kath says: leave the water restrictions as they are we have all coped with them just because we have had rain doesn,t mean we will have the rain down the track Reply

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