Originally Posted by Guzzler&Sas
Trust you Guzzler! ;);)
I became paranoid about water when we first landed - I'm a little more relaxed now.
I turn the tap off when brushing my teeth and ensure Hannah does the same - at home it would be freely running down the drain (such a waste).
I convinced Hannah that it would not be wise to get a house with a swimming pool due to the water situation here and god love her she agreed, what a nasty mummy I am. We had told her, from the UK, she could have a pool, but she is switched on enough to realise that water is a major issue and they do push this at school as well.
Our school has just had half fill toilets installed!
Just to show you how sad I am I even read the daily water consumption for Adelaide the the Advertiser and also how many mm of rainfall we had the previous day - not something that would have even crossed my mind at home. But there again it rained practically every day - or it seemed like it did (IMO)
I'm not sure if my girls would be as understanding! A swimming pool is top of their list. Still we'll have to wait and see. I'm all for saving water anyway, as we have to pay for what we use. I wasn't as conscientious in London when I lived there as I wasn't on a metre. It's amazing what you'll do when you have to pay for it. Are you on water metres out there?
Yes all on water metres, but water isnt really that expensive.
Originally Posted by GAFFBAM
My bill last year for the first half was $150, the second half (summer) was $240, I had filled a 41,000 lt pool, topped it up as it evaporated, and watered the garden (on the set days)