The drought in urban areas

I’m guessing the drought is still on, because there doesn’t seem to have been much rain recently. (Today being an exception.) Obviously the impact in rural areas is a big problem, but what does it mean in urban areas?

Water restrictions will keep going. No bad thing. I can’t believe until recently people used to wash down their driveways. What a waste.

But what about the garden? I’m glad my garden is mostly native bushes that don’t need much water, but the grass is suffering. Jeremy’s bathwater goes on it sometimes though.

Fairly reliable weather forecasts mean you rarely need to leave the house with an umbrella or a raincoat unnecessarily.

Walking (and therefore PT use) and cycling are more attractive, on most days. After all, nobody wants to get drenched just going out.

The washing can dry outside. Don’t usually need to use the dryer, or make space inside for endless numbers of clothes horses… although the air in winter is so moist, most things do end up drying inside a bit.

By Daniel Bowen

Transport blogger / campaigner and spokesperson for the Public Transport Users Association / professional geek.
Bunurong land, Melbourne, Australia.
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7 replies on “The drought in urban areas”

how do you get the bathwater from the bath to the garden (hopefully Jeremy doesn’t end up on the garden too)?

LOL @ the bucket comment. We’re fortunate here in Canada, to have an abundance of water. But even still in June, July and August, they have bans on car washing, watering of lawns, and of course washing of driveway :roll eyes: Insanity personified. I’m a strong proponent of drying my clothes out on the line. They smell better, I swear. LOL. As far lugging buckets out, nah, don’t do that. ;)

Have a lovely weekend in chilly Melbourne as we steam to death in sunny, hot Canada.

Sounds like water has become more of a problem in Melbourne. Is this the case? The place getting too big for the Snowy, by the sounds of it.

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