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Tuesday, 4th December, 2018

Local resident Allan Visser uses his own water to keep his garden alive and well; the tank behind him provides drinking water for Allan and his wife. PICTURE: Emily McInerney Local resident Allan Visser uses his own water to keep his garden alive and well; the tank behind him provides drinking water for Allan and his wife. PICTURE: Emily McInerney

If you see Allan Visser watering his garden, don’t worry, it’s all from his many water saving techniques.

Broken Hill went on water restrictions on Saturday, but Allan isn’t worried because most of his water is recycled, or from rain tanks.

At the front of his house, Allan waters two trees with washing machine run-off and his grapevines with air conditioner run-off.

He takes a bucket in the shower with him which fills up and he uses it on some of his potted plants.

His wife does the same for plants in their backyard.

They have a number of rainwater tanks and a run-off drum.

“We’ve put pavers in place of all our lawn, we’ve done away with the whole lot.

“We have a pump to pump rain water from our tanks and we treat and drink the rain water.

“It’s just changes we have made over the years.

“We don’t waste anything.”

Allan said if their rain tanks get too full, they are able to convert it to the house water and use it to shower.

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