At midday today I noticed the Ants in the garden had gone to earth, now those little creatures are aware of the warning signs, when a droplet of water on the concrete turns to steam they are long gone.
A HEATWAVE will sweep the state during the next three days, With temperatures soaring above 35 CEL Sydney NSW OZ will experience a min of 33CEL today.
In our garden today; in the beautiful beachside resort of Budgewoi, noted for its indulgent pleasure loving population, the temp had reached 42 Cel, no wonder the ants shoved off smartly.
A Total Fire Ban has been imposed for the whole of New South Wales.
A single hot day is not unusual but to get three days of extremely hot temps is a bit out of the ordinary, it would have probably only happened a few times on record.
Water Restrictions Effective from October 1 2006.
NO outdoor water use if using town water- including topping up of Pools, watering gardens, washing vehicles,washing pathways.
Vehicle windows can be washed with a bucket and cloth.
Everyone who is connected to town water must try to keep their water use to less than 150 litres (40 U/S galls) per day.
This may mean taking shorter showers, reusing your greywater,washing clothes full load only. minimise toilet flushing, there are many ways to save here, ask your local council for tips.
We MUST prevent our dam levels from falling below 10 percent.
REBATES are available:
$200.00 for a new water efficient washing machine.
Or up to $1,000.00 for a rainwater Tank.
For more details about rebates on other water saving devices contact;
Gosford Council on 4325 8222 Or Wyong Council on 4350 5555.
ANY breaches of these restrictions can result in a $200.00 fine for an individual and a $2,200.00 fine for a corporation.