Water shortage

The flooding in Brisbane is affecting our water supply. Who said ‘water water everywhere and not a drop to drink’?

It hasn’t quite come to that.

We are now being urged to immediately limit our water usage as a result of the extreme weather from ex Tropical Cyclone Oswald, forcing the closure of the Mt Crosby Water Treatment Plant.

We are being urged to reduce consumption to just the basic needs – drinking water, water required for cooking, water to bathe babies and wash hands, four minute showers once per day for adults and turning the tap off while brushing teeth.

You can read more on this link.

I’m off to the allotment this morning, not sure what I’ll find, but I know it won’t need to be watered.

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12 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. deb
    Jan 30, 2013 @ 08:47:16

    Water, water everywhere, but not a drop to drink!

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  2. Patangan Stickman
    Jan 30, 2013 @ 09:55:07

    Samuel Taylor Coleridge write the Rime of the Ancient Mariner, and the famous phrase is oft misquoted from the original:
    Water, water, every where,
    And all the boards did shrink;
    Water, water, every where,
    Nor any drop to drink.
    Don’t feel bad about misquoting – he couldn’t spell Rhyme properly!

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  3. narf77
    Jan 30, 2013 @ 12:05:22

    How utterly ironic Jean! That’s what happens when you leave old Blighty and come out to live in the colonies ;). We do things in extremes here you know 😉

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  4. livingsimplyfree
    Jan 30, 2013 @ 15:00:39

    I was rejoicing for you that you were getting rain, I had no idea it would end up causing just as much, if not more problems to get the needed water. I hope the ban lifts soon and things can find a happy medium for you.

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  5. Live and Learn-Toss and Turn
    Jan 31, 2013 @ 22:33:44

    Situations like this makes me glad that I don’t farm for a living. Not only is it very hard work, you are at the total mercy of the weather. Hope the water ban is lifted soon.

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