After a dry winter, and with water levels hovering at 50% or lower, state governments and councils are taking drastic measures to keep water from running out.
Here’s what you need to know about the new restrictions, along with tips for conserving water at home.
Staying hydrated in summer is first and foremost on most minds at the weather warms up, but what about winter? Too often we are more concerned with staying warm in the winter months, completely neglecting hydration which can have detrimental effects on well-being.
Not only is access to clean water a basic human right, it’s also essential to survival and well-being. “Gapu”, or “water” in Yolngu, plays an important role in health and sanitation in indigenous communities.
The average adult body is comprised of approximately 60% water overall. For peak mental performance, hydration is as essential as for peak physical performance. You brain requires around 75% of water concentration in order to maintain proper cognitive function.
Following on from last week’s blog about the contamination of Geelong’s public water fountains, this week we learn about the French taking it up to a whole other level.
How safe is a public water source?
It has been reported this week that high levels of lead have been detected in the public drinking fountains in Victoria’s Geelong.
The local council have proceeded in shutting down 40 fountains and began conducting tests on over 140 fountains around the rural city. There have however, been assurances from Barwon Water that the contamination is not affecting the wider municipal water supply.