Burst water main today

Pine Lane water main floods

From the mountains to Chippo to the sea

Water bypassing trees, verge

It was a strange sight in this early morning to see a torrent of water from a burst water main in Pine Lane.

So much water wasted.

If all the water that falls in our streets in a year were to fall in a couple of days this is how that water would look.

The photos demonstrate how water is denied to trees, verge gardens and anything planted above the level of the gutter.

On this hot day is was strange to see so much water being denied to the nearby trees; it just looks wrong, aside from the waste itself.

Still, this is nothing on the floods we got out at Forbes from the Lachlan. ┬áImagine being kept on your farm for 3 months because the flood waters kept you there and getting your food in sugar bags dropped from Gypsy Moth planes. ┬áNow there’s a lot of fun.

May the floods be with our trees . . . one day soon,


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