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  • snakewoman
    snakewoman
    Posted on:
    16th Aug 2010 04:58pm

    Last Post 3rd May 2011
    Replies     16

    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.


  • Jo
    Jo
    Posted on:
    26th Aug 2010 04:48pm

    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

  • Cassino
    Cassino
    Posted on:
    9th Feb 2011 08:12am

    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

  • snakewoman
    snakewoman
    Posted on:
    26th Aug 2010 07:25pm

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


  • PukPuk
    PukPuk
    Posted on:
    26th Oct 2010 07:57am

    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.

  • lolica
    lolica
    Posted on:
    18th Nov 2010 10:49pm

    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
    Gypsy
    Posted on:
    28th Nov 2010 11:36pm

    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!

  • lolica
    lolica
    Posted on:
    18th Nov 2010 10:49pm

    lolica says: I agree with you

  • cas
    cas
    Posted on:
    24th Nov 2010 09:31pm

    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.

  • tricky
    tricky
    Posted on:
    6th Dec 2010 08:29pm

    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.

  • Cassino
    Cassino
    Posted on:
    9th Feb 2011 08:08am

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

  • Pern
    Pern
    Posted on:
    9th Feb 2011 04:48pm

    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.

  • lynndi
    lynndi
    Posted on:
    16th Feb 2011 08:46am

    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.

  • Bob
    Bob
    Posted on:
    18th Feb 2011 07:21pm

    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.

  • mummy2jj
    mummy2jj
    Posted on:
    25th Apr 2011 08:06am

    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

  • n720ute
    n720ute
    Posted on:
    26th Apr 2011 04:06pm

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

  • kath
    kath
    Posted on:
    3rd May 2011 04:36pm

    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

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