This is s typical water collection tank for a home in Adelaide Australia. It holds 20,000 gallons of water and supplies all the water needs for this 3-bedroom house. Water is purified on site and made ready for all uses, including drinking and cooking. All new homes are required to have tanks such as this, […]
In Western Australia, a state three times the size of Texas, dry climate plants are the norm in landscaping. This picture was taken in a new housing development in the south suburbs of Perth, the only large city (population 2 million and growing fast).
Water is scarce and valuable here. Australia, the size of the U.S., is divided into only six states and its population is just under 23 million. One of the fastest growing states is New South Wales, where new homes are now required to have tanks for gray water, which is used for many purposes in […]
It’s clear that folks here are used to conservation. Even before we got here we could tell. On the airplane, most paper is placed in recycle bags by passengers. Cans and bottles are recycled separately. Once on the ground we quickly learned that ALL toilets in Australia are dual flush, and at public venues, all […]
During the month of February, Sage Advice will be in Australia and the South Pacific. Watch this space for our travel blog — including news about how the Aussies deal with hot dry weather!