Australia faces crippling drought with low rainfall and dwindling dam levels, so it’s time to come up with new solutions
Water supplies across Australia are in dire states as the drought continues to bite. This week, stage one water restrictions were announced in Sydney, to take effect from 1 June, as well as tough new fines for those who flout them.
New South Wales has been in drought since mid 2017, affecting 98% of the state, but drought has affected the whole country. Queensland, parts of South Australia, Northern Territory and northern Western Australia are all in drought, while water storage is down in all states.
Yet many Australians don’t realise that the extent of the drought. In April, a Sydney Water survey found that more than 60% of Sydney residents were unaware of the current drought.
So it’s time to get creative with how we save water.
The usual fixes apply:
Those with gardens can:
But there has to be more we can do. Share your water-saving tips and tricks in the comments below and we’ll republish a selection at a later date.