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ShiroHagen

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  #2269020 3-Jul-2019 09:05
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rhy7s:

 

Also can't understand running a tap whilst brushing but I'd also recommend looking into how much lather and friction/abrasion is applied to your skin. See www.rnz.co.nz/national/programmes/afternoons/audio/2018651147/is-an-obsession-with-cleanliness-weakening-our-skin

 

 

 

 

I agree with that article, a bit OT but I use soap-free and sulphate-free products. Never buy the toothpastes with Triclosan in the ingredients.

 

Also, on the topic of showering - would anyone building or renovating ever skip installing a mains pressure system in favour of low pressure for water conservation reasons? I highly doubt it as I think cost would be the main fact but happy to hear any thought about this. Didn't the Labour Govt run into problems years ago when it proposed limits on showerheads?

 

 

 

Overall it appears to me we are all happy with the current rate of water usage, even if it maybe a little excessive at times. It will take a far more momentous event to ever get us to seriously reign in our usage I think.     


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  #2269027 3-Jul-2019 09:20
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Given the general lack of water storage reservoirs I have observed in NZ overall, this does not really surprise me greatly.

 

 






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  #2269029 3-Jul-2019 09:25
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ShiroHagen:

 

 

 

Funny that as I thought the Waikato was sufficiently supplying our needs now but I digress.

 

 

waikato river supplies about 10-15% of Auckland's drinking water

 

Dams about 80% and the rest is from springs/ground water

 

The onehunga spring supplies about 2/3rds that of what the waikato river supplies.

 

 

 

 

We were told when the Waikato pipeline  was installed that Auckland would never have a water shortage again.  Guess they lied again.   Get ready folks for a price hike. 





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  #2269033 3-Jul-2019 09:31
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Don’t need running water for brushing teeth sure. Shower though, especially in the colder months, its preferred to keep it running to hold on to the temperature. In a proper bathroom you have ventilation running, standing in a draft for any period of time is a bit uncomfortable.

  #2269428 3-Jul-2019 17:40
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ShiroHagen:

 

Under 3mins... I'm torn between congratulating you and calling BS on that. Raised that way or self developed habit?

 

Actively trying to conserve water? (and succeeding I would say) or just fast in general?

 

 

 

 

im usually the same, its not hard to do, all your in there to do is wash your body


  #2269431 3-Jul-2019 17:41
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old3eyes:

 

We were told when the Waikato pipeline  was installed that Auckland would never have a water shortage again.  Guess they lied again.   Get ready folks for a price hike. 

 

 

i doubt they would have said that given the small level of water it provides


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  #2269483 3-Jul-2019 19:33
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Jase2985:

 

old3eyes:

 

We were told when the Waikato pipeline  was installed that Auckland would never have a water shortage again.  Guess they lied again.   Get ready folks for a price hike. 

 

 

i doubt they would have said that given the small level of water it provides

 

 

There is a sewerage spill in it at the moment anyway so not sure that we would want water from there.





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  #2269502 3-Jul-2019 20:14
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I'm flushing my toilet twice each time I use it now, to make up for people not flushing theirs as much 🤡


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  #2269700 4-Jul-2019 09:15
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I guess this forum has a very high male to female ratio... Most of us have a fairly short shower time I guess. There is no way we can find out the real shower time if we run a poll here. 


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  #2269704 4-Jul-2019 09:27
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Jase2985:

 

old3eyes:

 

We were told when the Waikato pipeline  was installed that Auckland would never have a water shortage again.  Guess they lied again.   Get ready folks for a price hike. 

 

 

i doubt they would have said that given the small level of water it provides

 

 

http://www.stuff.co.nz/auckland/local-news/eastern-courier/8393881/Waikato-pipeline-a-saviour

 

https://www.nzherald.co.nz/opinion/news/article.cfm?c_id=466&objectid=10872330





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  #2269708 4-Jul-2019 09:53
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I'm flushing my toilet twice each time I use it now, to make up for people not flushing theirs as much 🤡

 

 

What a silly thing to say





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  #2269710 4-Jul-2019 09:55
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Hopefully he has a water meter





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  #2269724 4-Jul-2019 10:05
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Journeyman:

 

I'm flushing my toilet twice each time I use it now, to make up for people not flushing theirs as much 🤡

 

 

What a silly thing to say

 

 

Kinda the point to a joke, don't you think? You might want to consider lightening up a bit :) 

 

 

 

 


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  #2269727 4-Jul-2019 10:23
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I guess this forum has a very high male to female ratio... Most of us have a fairly short shower time I guess. There is no way we can find out the real shower time if we run a poll here. 

 

 

 

 

Good Observation, and luckily Granny Herald has more advice for conservation that has me curious:

 

• Turn off the tap when brushing your teeth or shaving.

 

• Try to shower for four minutes or less.

 

• When hand-washing dishes, fill the sink rather than washing the dishes under a running tap.

 

 

 

Seriously - who does this? I was taught to fill the sink with hot water, shave, swish, shave swish, empty when finished. Why would you run the tap continuously for the time you shave?

 

Similarly with dishes - hot soapy water in the sink. Maybe rinse off the suds if you believe they are carcinogenic. But if you washed them under a running tap, the detergent would go right down the sink so you'd have to keep refreshing it. I dunno maybe I'm overthinking this. 


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  #2269735 4-Jul-2019 11:03
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I rinse under a running tap.

 

Rinse off bits, down the drain, plate etc into dishwasher.

 

 

 

I'm on tank water, so if I use too much, it hits me directly in the wallet. Luckily in the 20 years I've owned a house with tank water, I've only ever had to buy it once (and that was because of a leak).

 

We do have short showers, less than 5 minutes. Front load washing machine (by far the BIGGEST saver of water we have bought), half load dishwasher and both my wife and I have lived off tank water for most of our lives (I have lived off it for 44 years, so the habits are there).


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