Focus 2

Minimising water use

A dam that diverts storm water from adjacent convent site. Previously the water ran down to the railway, seeped into groundwater and was a cause of salinity elsewhere in Wagga Wagga.

Wetlands that dry out from November to May when filled by water from the dam or rainwater.

Tanks for house and garden – supplemented by town water.

Low water use garden practice

  • Drip lines for vegetable garden and limited garden areas
  • Vegetable beds watered separately according to water need
  • Grouping of higher water use plants
  • Choice of plants that are drought tolerant
  • Minimal lawn areas
  • Timers
  • Continual conditioning of our red clay soil with gypsum and organic matter so that water retention is increased
  • Mulch, mulch, mulch

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