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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2007 Week 7 Hansard (23 August) . . Page.. 2131..


occurs. The Domestic Animals Services unit of the Department of Territory and Municipal Services maintains specially designed Avian Influenza response equipment and has associated operating procedures in place should an outbreak occur or be suspected that has implications for domestic birds.

Water—conservation measures

(Question No 1610)

Dr Foskey asked the Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, upon notice, on 30 May 2007 (redirected to the Minister for the Environment, Water and Climate Change):

(1) Does the Government distribute a succinct, comprehensive information sheet that explains simply to people how to save water and energy and how to implement energy and water saving measures;

(2) Does the Government distribute any specific, targeted information or research on how to implement functional energy and water saving mechanisms in the home; if not, why not.

Mr Stanhope: The answer to the member's question is as follows:

(1) The ACT Government distributes a range of succinct fact sheets, guidelines and brochures that explain simply to people how to save water and energy and implement energy and water saving measures. This information is available as printed material and from the Think water, act water and the Home Energy Advice Team websites at the following locations.

    • http://www.thinkwater.act.gov.au/water_savingtips/ water_saving_tips.shtml
    • http://www.heat.net.au/topics.html

Printed fact sheets, guidelines and brochures are distributed via public events and displays, community group presentations on request, the Home Energy Advice Team, and to participants in the ACT Government Water Tune-up programs and ACT Energy Wise audits.

Water information available includes:

    • Home water-saving tips
    • Dual flush toilets
    • Taps, aerators and flow regulators
    • Water-efficient showerheads
    • Water wise gardening
    • Drip irrigation
    • Lawns and saving water
    • Mulching your garden
    • Rainwater tanks fact sheet
    • Rainwater tanks: guidelines for residential properties in Canberra
    • Greywater use: guidelines for residential properties in Canberra
    • Water Efficiency Labelling Scheme (WELS) brochure

Energy information includes:

    • ACT Energy Wise Good Sense Guide
    • Top Tips For Staying Warm
    • Choosing a Heating System
    • Wash Yourself in the Winter Sun


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