Freo's View


Posted in city of fremantle, environment, rain, Uncategorized, winter by freoview on August 9, 2017


When it rains as heavily, and heavenly, as last night I always regret the many tens of thousands of litres of water that run down the streets, into the drains and into the ocean in the metropolitan area, because it is such a waste of precious water in our state.

We have already reached the average for August and there is more heavy rain expected today and tomorrow morning, so why don’t we try to catch that rain at our homes.

Why is it not compulsory to build rainwater tanks at new houses, when it would make a dramatic difference when hundreds of thousands of homes collected rainwater. The demand on our water supply and stressed aquifers would be substantially less.

Instead of doing that W.A. will now start recycling sewage at the Beenyup wastewater treatment plant, after health-regulators have given the all clear for it.   Treated sewage will be pumped into the Gnangara aquifer and through the process this will later become our drinking water.

I’d prefer compulsory rainwater catchment at homes over treated sewage anytime.


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  1. freoview said, on August 9, 2017 at 8:33 am

    Garden, washing machines, car wash facilities. Plenty of uses for rainwater.


  2. Glen said, on August 9, 2017 at 8:22 am

    Well not for drinking, one of the problems is all the pollution. Diesel particulate, lead from exhaust and what the souwest wind carries from Kwinana, all settles on the roofs and would end up in the tanks. maybe for the garden.

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