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Postby Ozzycamperboy » Tue Feb 26, 2008 11:26 pm

Troyk wrote:Ozzy, hey there are always going to be exceptions unfortunately. The majority of Australians though have high quality town water, but buy the stuff for really the wrong reasons.


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Postby Troyk » Tue Feb 26, 2008 11:35 pm

Sorry Will, I am with Ozzy on this one. Rainwater tanks in urban areas, ain't for drinking, even with a under tap filter. Better using it for non potable uses such as toilet flushing or washing the car. There is just too much crap in the air, which cannot be removed by the the filters.

BTW I have a full 3500L rainwater tank next to the carport. :grin:
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Postby Ozzycamperboy » Tue Feb 26, 2008 11:46 pm

drinking water is a bit of a mute point anyway. Most people wont drink any more than 2L of water a day, if that. But I believe the actual usage per person per day is a lot more than that, up around 30L/day or more isn't it?

So you could use rainwater for everything else in the house - providing you don't drink out of the shower :lol: , and use mains drinking water just for drinking. But if everyone did that then they wouldn't use enough water for it to economically viable for the companies to supply it so either the price would sky rocket, or something else bad would happen :lol:
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Postby will_deness » Tue Feb 26, 2008 11:51 pm

Ozzycamperboy wrote:drinking water is a bit of a mute point anyway. Most people wont drink any more than 2L of water a day, if that. But I believe the actual usage per person per day is a lot more than that, up around 30L/day or more isn't it?

Here in Bris we are supposed to ration water to 140L per day per person.
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Postby will_deness » Wed Feb 27, 2008 12:04 am

Troyk wrote:Rainwater tanks in urban areas, ain't for drinking, even with a under tap filter. Better using it for non potable uses such as toilet flushing or washing the car. There is just too much crap in the air, which cannot be removed by the the filters.

Agreed! but compred to if you live in a low poulation area where the water quality is questionable, and your choices are filtered rain water or bottled water. I would go the tank. Also agree on urban rain water. It is such a waste to flush drinking quality water down the toilet, when untreated free water does the job as well. I still stand by my statements regarding tanks and how they should be in most homes, just on the simple fact that a tank can change a mindset on where our water comes from and that it is a finite resource.
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Postby Ozzycamperboy » Wed Feb 27, 2008 7:19 am

will_deness wrote:
Ozzycamperboy wrote:drinking water is a bit of a mute point anyway. Most people wont drink any more than 2L of water a day, if that. But I believe the actual usage per person per day is a lot more than that, up around 30L/day or more isn't it?

Here in Bris we are supposed to ration water to 140L per day per person.

Well there ya go I was waaaay off ::()
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Postby Troyk » Wed Feb 27, 2008 7:37 am

Hey Ozzy we like to shower up here :grin:

Pre-drought SEQ was using 330L/person/day.
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Postby GypsyLady » Wed Feb 27, 2008 9:05 am

Troyk wrote:buy the stuff for really the wrong reasons.


It is TRENDY to be seen with a bottle of water in one hand and a mobile phone in the other. Check out any vehicle in the public transport system to confirm this.
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Postby GypsyLady » Wed Feb 27, 2008 9:13 am

will_deness wrote:Rainwater tanks in urban areas, ain't for drinking, even with a under tap filter. Better using it for non potable uses such as toilet flushing or washing the car. .


I have 3 rainwater tanks at home, small ones at 3000 litres each. Have done just this, plumbed 2 of them into the house for washing and toilet flushing.

The third one is used externally for car washing etc.

Definitely does help cut down the use of town water but unless we get regular rain they run dry pretty quickly and then it is back to town water until the next rain.
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Postby SMP » Thu Feb 28, 2008 12:29 pm

And I believe there is a Japanese company bottling water from a spring in the Yarra Valley down here at a premium to the government/council? of $2 a megalitre. In the interests of who or what? Scott.
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Postby will_deness » Thu Feb 28, 2008 1:12 pm

For the money they are paying they should at least operate the water treatment plant for the council.
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Postby Poodle Jewel » Thu Feb 28, 2008 3:17 pm

It is TRENDY to be seen with a bottle of water in one hand and a mobile phone in the other. Check out any vehicle in the public transport system to confirm this.[/quote]

I do carry a water bottle everywhere but it is refilled with filtered water from home as we have a you beaut computerised filter.
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Postby GypsyLady » Thu Feb 28, 2008 4:58 pm

Poodle Jewel wrote:I do carry a water bottle everywhere but it is refilled with filtered water from home as we have a you beaut computerised filter.


BUT PJ do you have a mobile phone in the other hand??
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Postby Poodle Jewel » Thu Feb 28, 2008 6:15 pm

NOOOOO i`m one of these people that have one but forget to take it,i`m always in trouble.I only got one because my sister nagged me about driving about on my own.I just had go through the whole thing again of getting a sim card,number etc because if you don`t keep recharging it Telstra cut you off whether you own the phone or not. B*&^%$ rude i reckon.
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Postby AussieSunset » Fri Feb 29, 2008 2:17 am

Optus have better deals than telstra and real good ones on prepaid which is great for what you want PJ. You can recieve calls even if you have no credit and can still call emergancy # anyway.
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