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.

Friday, January 23, 2009

SEQ - Recycled water delayed again ...

Southeast Queenslanders have gained an extra three month reprieve from drinking recycled water.

Treated sewage will not be added to dams until at least August, after early summer rain and lower-than-expected demand boosted supplies.

The Queensland Water Commission had initially expected combined dam levels to fall to 40 per cent - the trigger for adding recycled water - in May.

But QWC chief executive John Bradley said storms late last year put extra water in the dams.

He said the new forecasts also factored in a possible two-month delay in the commissioning of the Gold Coast desalination plant because of faulty pipe couplings and other problems.

"Current projections show the combined Wivenhoe, Somerset and North Pine dam level could be expected to reach 40 per cent of capacity in August this year, under a worst case inflow scenario," Mr Bradley said.

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See - Courier Mail - Queensland won't need to recycle water for another three months.

It will be delayed until after the next State election ...

2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

The election will be in March - some time before Easter.

8:07 AM, January 23, 2009

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe.

9:41 AM, January 23, 2009

 

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