Peninsula has 1000 water bores
For readers concerned about people watering lawns, about a thousand or more properties on the Peninsula have spear point pumps which use bore water from the water table below.
The water that comes out is not drinkable.
Residents use it to water the grass, but the water pressure is high and the water tends to fluctuate.
That's why you need two or three taps or sprinklers on at once to drop the pressure.
Putting native plants or trees on the council strip under electrical wires is not a great idea.
The council has done this throughout the Peninsula in the past.
These trees get big then have to be maintained.
The root system of these trees go into water pipes, Telstra and electrical conduits.
If they grow too big, you have to get a council inspector to look at it.
Then Ausgrid comes in, has a look and assigns their arborist.
More wasted money and all this to cut branches away from the wires.
Email, 11 Feb 2020
Warwick Botfield, Umina