BATHURST Regional Council has supplied me with a grey water fact sheet.
I was surprised to learn the manual bucketing of grey water can only be used at certain times (usual 6pm to 9pm thing).
Being a model citizen, I will adhere to these rules and be deliriously happy to know my fellow ratepayers are doing the same.
But the dangers of grey water, explained in the fact sheet, make me wonder if it is worth the effort to engage in its use.
Thinking outside the box and in view of harsh fines, would the council concur, for the sake of driving safety, motor vehicle windows be washed using 1.25 litre bottles of soda water, only 90 cents from Woolies or Coles supermarkets?
Like a Mount Panorama winner spraying champagne over the crowd, fizzy soda water carefully aimed would clean a car's windows in a jiffy and the run-off water would help to wash the lower half of the car or be recycled in to a glass of scotch.
Weather pundits suggest poor rainfall in the foreseeable future so perhaps the people of Bathurst should think well of an immediate, long, inconvenient, water-reduced future and those behind large-scale housing development and the councillors and politicians who want your vote.