The 4350water Blog highlights some of the issues relating to proposals for potable reuse in Toowoomba and South East Qld. 4350water blog looks at related political issues as well.

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

SEQ - Recycled water creating a stink ...

Cannon Hill residents Bill and Mary Johnson don’t care if Premier Anna Bligh can’t make up her mind about the introduction of recycled sewage into our our drinking supplies.

The Cannon Hill couple, have made up their stinks.

The thought of drinking water containing recycled hospital waste is enough to force the couple, who have called Brisbane home since 1960, to pack their bags and move across the border.

Mr Johnson is shocked hospital waste will be part of the water that is recycled by the scheme and he believes many residents are not aware of this fact.

He is stocking up on bottled water so he doesn’t have to drink the recycled product when it reaches Brisbane next year.

“The sewage that comes from the hospitals, that’s really hitting a low blow,” he said.

The problem is you can’t trust politicians or bureaucrats to do what they say they’re going to do. It will take only one load to slip by and where all gone."Mr Johnson said he had no other family in Brisbane and was willing to head to NSW so he could drink clean water.

“I’m like a lot of people who are saying we’re going to have to leave Queensland if this goes ahead.” he said.

Queensland chief health officer Jeannette Young didn’t answer questions on whether she approved the Western Corridor Recycled Water Project but Population Health Queensland senior director Linda Selvey said Dr Young was “actively involved”.

Dr Selvey said waste water from Queensland Health facilities such as hospitals was regulated and each hospital had a plan detailing what could be disposed of via the sewerage system.

See - South East Advertiser - Recycled water creating a stink.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bill and Mary - also boycott any consumable products that comes from Queensland - especially from the south -east corner.

Well done on your move - there are a lot thinking likewise

9:57 PM, December 02, 2008


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