Water sav­ing mea­sures needed

Matamata Chronicle - - Opinion/news -

We have had a water cri­sis be­fore, although not as se­ri­ous as this.

Why has it not been made com­pul­sory for all new houses to have a water tank?

This water can be used for flush­ing the toi­lets, when the tank runs dry then the town sup­ply kicks in, or for wa­ter­ing gar­dens etc.

Also, as in parts of Canada, there could be an au­to­matic ban, which starts at the be­gin­ning of sum­mer ev­ery year, on us­ing hoses or sprin­klers be­tween the hours of 10am and 4pm. This ban is re­gard­less of the water sit­u­a­tion. It is like day­light sav­ing, it is done as a mat­ter of course, in fact the ban could start the same time as day­light sav­ing.

Let’s face it water is go­ing to be our great­est con­cern in the fu­ture, why wait un­til it hap­pens, start sav­ing now.

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