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If you can t handle the heat, get a HEAT audit
An experienced HEAT auditor will visit your
home to check and discuss the features
of your house that a ect your energy use.
You receive a written report outlining
how you can increase energy e ciency,
improve comfort and lower your bills.
Homeowners who spend at least $2,000
on improvements in their HEAT report
will be eligible to receive a $500 rebate
from the ACT Government.
For more information or to book a
HEAT audit, call 6260 6165 or visit
Are you and your house ready for a
long, hot summer? Find out what you
can do to keep cool this summer before
you turn on your air conditioning.
HEAT is an initiative of the ACT Government
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Many gardens and lawns only require
watering once per week and even less if there
has been rain. So check your soil first to see if
your garden actually needs watering.
When can I water?
As Permanent Water Conservation Measures continue to apply, make sure
you know when and how you can water your gardens and lawns.
• Sprinklers and other irrigation systems, including drip irrigation,
may only be used to water lawns and plants after 6pm and before 9am
on any day.
• A hand-held hose fitted with a trigger nozzle, a bucket or a watering
can may be used to water lawns and plants at any time.
At all times lawns and plants may only be watered without causing
pooling or runoff.
For full details of what applies under Permanent Water
Conservation Measures visit actew.com.au or call ACTEW's
Water Conser vation Office on 6248 3131.
or call the Water
Conservation Office on
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Gas Refill on
Valid through Sunday March 4th
Helping to home city's pets
Mary Appleby at home with former Chronicle
pet of the week, Tessa.
Picture: Elesa Lee
ALL but one of the Pets of the
Week featured in The Chronicle in
2011 have been rehomed.
RSPCA ACT chief executive
Michael Linke said 15 cats were
featured in 2011, a number featured
twice, and all have now been
adopted. Of the 10 dogs featured in
The Chronicle, eight have now
found homes and one is still at the
shelter awaiting adoption. One dog
was put to sleep after becoming ill.
Three rabbits, three rodents and
three birds featured in 2011 were
''I'd very much like to thank The
Chronicle for its commitment to
animal welfare and assisting
RSPCA with its regular Pet of the
Week feature," Mr Linke said.
"All but one animal featured in
2011 was homed. In a lot of cases,
especially with cats, the animal
featured was homed within five
days after appearing in The Chron-
While most cats were adopted
quickly, one cat Tessa struggled to
find a new owner. She spent more
than two months at the shelter, but
found an owner in Mary Appleby
on January 9.
Mrs Appleby adopted Tessa
from the RSPCA after she went
there looking for a new companion.
Her dog had died and she was
looking for a new one that didn't
need much exercise. While she
didn't find any that suited her she
had a look at the cats.
"I saw a big, bold tabby cat that
I thought I'd love to bring home but
my daughter said 'no, this one
[Tessa] needed a home', so I
brought her home," Mrs Appleby
Tessa was rated orange on the
Find Your Feline Friend scale --
orange cats can be very indepen-
dent or shy and are suited for an
owner who is happy to put in a little
bit of extra care.
Mrs Appleby said Tessa was a
lovely cat and she was trying to
make her feel comfortable in her
new home, but she was still a bit
hesitant around people.
"I think from the behaviour that
she might have been mistreated
because she was very touchy," Mrs
"She's turning out alright. She
hasn't yet got up on my lap, but
she's really doing quite well."
The only animal still yet to find
a home is a dog named Louie.
Louie featured in The Chronicle
twice but has yet to find the right
home. RSPCA ACT said he had a
beautiful nature and hoped he
would find a new family soon.
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