Drinking rainwater and staying alive

Spring on the way, and spring in us if we choose it Fellow water imbibers: I’ve been asked this lengthy, well-informed and valuable question: ‘Michael, I’m planning a new house with two 20,000L rainwater tanks, possibly of stainless steel, and I’m trying to decide what roof and gutter and downpipe materials to use.  I’ve read the reports of Mirela Magyar’s studies on metal contaminants in rain water tanks in Melbourne, and I’m reading... Read More

Rain tanks in Peace Park

Excavation for rain tanks in Peace Park Feeling frisky, I climbed to the top of the kid’s play equipment today, there to obtain a better view of the excavations for the new rain tanks to be buried in the park. I took the photo above. There’s some terrific big, hefty sandstone blocks now stored to one side which have been unearthed by the digger. It’d be terrific if the Council can have them kept on site and reused in the Park when the job’s done. We’ll... Read More

  • Michael Mobbs

    Michael is a former Environmental Lawyer who is uniquely placed to consult in four main areas:

    • Sustainability Coach and Speaker,
    • Sustainable Urban Farm Design greening, watering and cooling the cityscape, roads, parks, suburbs,
    • Major Projects Consultant Commercial and Industrial,
    • Residential Sustainability Consultant.
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