While New South Wales is affected by the drought, precious water in the city of Sydney is being wasted as jets of water from broken sewer pipes.
The overwhelming demand for water has affected Sydney's water system, causing long delays in the repair of faulty water pipes.
The people of Sydney have flocked to the Facebook page of Sydney Water in recent weeks with complaints about delays.
This Rydalmere street in west Sydney had a constant bubbling feature (pictured) for almost a week before being repaired
In Beverley Hills, south of Sydney, it took more than a month before Sydney Water repaired this leak
In Rydalmere, in western Sydney, water gushed from the road for almost a week before the problem was addressed, according to Michelle Kondoulis.
"I have reported this several times and each time you have attended and just made a new water feature in a different place, what are we waiting for? It is a lot of water that you will lose every minute. .. hour … day … ", he published.
In South Sydney, Nic Spencer had water running down his street for four weeks.
"While we are in one of our worst droughts and the farmers are committing suicide due to the intense stress of the lack of rain, here we have a cascading water flow that falls down our street in Beverly Hills. I called again today, for the third time, to be told that I can & # 39; repair next week, since it's not a priority & # 39 ;, published recently.
This is what Lake Park Road in North Narrabeen wore more than fifteen days ago
Christine Dywer of North Narrabeen on the beaches of North Sydney said a leak had flowed for more than a fortnight.
"We are waiting for our house to sink into a sink," he posted on Sydney Water's Facebook page.
It took more than 50 days for a leaking pipeline at Flood Street, Leichhardt, in western Sydney, even though Steve Batten posed the problem several times with Sydney Water and local deputy Jamie Parker.
He published a video that filled a container with wasted water, where it took only a minute to capture three liters.
A weary Steve Batten (pictured) recently took social media after it took more than 50 days to repair leaky pipes on his Leichhardt street, which is ironically called Flood Street
It took Steve Batten just a minute to collect three liters of wasted water
As you can see, it is likely that between 3 and 4 times that amount will continue to reach the drain. According to rough estimates, that's 216,000 liters of water at best, but probably up to 1 million liters of water at worst, "he said.
"When NSW is in a drought, it is quite weak that this waste continues, and if you wish, you could encourage Sydney Water to do something about it," Mr. Batten said on Facebook.
Sydney Water network manager Gary Hurley said the pipes change and move when soil moisture is at reduced levels.
The drought has severely affected livestock in the rural areas of New South Wales. In the image there is a lamb standing next to him, a dead mother near Braidwood in the southern plateaus of the state
All NSW is now affected by the drought, due to a dry start in winter. In the photo, you are a farmer on your property in the southern plateaus of NSW
"Eventually the weaknesses in the pipes can work, which can result in increased leaks and breaks," Hurley told ABC.
& # 39; It has been building … now quite deep levels of the ground are moving & # 39;
Hurley understands that people have higher expectations of Sydney Water during the drought, but at the same time, He urged them to be patient.
& # 39; Organizations like ours will be seen to lead the way. This is how it should be, "he told ABC.