melbourne (and i am assuming australia in general) is under constant extreme water restrictions. i am expecting a little official looking man with a clipboard and a stop watch to show up in my bathroom one day and time me brushing my teeth. they mean business down here directly on the surface of the sun.
so we got rain water tanks this past year. we can go and check the levels and feel very proud of ourselves for gathering every drop of those 6,000 liters. and while i feel all hippie earth mother when i water my backyard worm compost farm from that collected water, there is one real reason i wanted them installed.
i introduced these little australian children to how i spent my summers in virginia today and they LOVED it. even if both of them called it a “spwink – lah”.