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... to feel the grass under my toes.


Week 2: Happy.


After months of severe water restictions & virtually no rain, resulting in a crunchy brown lawn, I'm happy to feel the grass growing under my feet again.

Under the water restrictions, we were encouraged to target a maximum use of 140 litres per person per day. We couldn’t use a hose at all for gardens or washing cars, & were encouraged to take 4 minute showers. Brisbane people adapted very quickly – at our place we now use about 120 litres litres per person per day, & it’s only that high through using the washing machine & dishwasher several times per week. Still an awful lot compared with people who have to walk great distances for clean water & carry home what they need.

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Taken on January 7, 2010