Australian Summer (3)


We are encouraged to take no longer than three minutes in the shower.  Free sand timers are provided to stick on the shower wall so we know when our shower time is finished and free water-saving shower-heads are distributed by environmental groups.  Children are taught how to keep the tap turned off while brushing their teeth.

Many families will have their plumbing connected to "grey water".  Grey water means that has been used through the washing machine or dishwasher, or old bath water, that can be used to water the lawn or parts of the garden that do not grow plants used for eating. 

Houses with a luscious green garden in summer will often have a sign saying "grey water in use".  This is so people walking past will not think the owner of the home is irresponsible using water or disregarding the restrictions to keep the garden beautiful !                     (C.B)

お役立ち英会話表現 その133
no longer than three minutes               3分以内に
to sick on 〜             〜に貼り付ける
to distribute                    配る、配給する
plumbing                       配管
luscious                      豪華な、素晴らしい
in use                        使用中
disregard                     無視する

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