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Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Toowoomba Regional Council's Kevin Flanagan - if it rains, we might run out of water ...

Courier Mail:

Toowoomba council engineer Kevin Flanagan said yesterday that if the pipeline was delayed by weather "we might run out of water".

So if it rains while the pipeline is built, we might run out of water ...

7 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Every time this guy opens his mouth he puts his foot in it.

11:31 AM, April 29, 2009

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Flanagan has been saying for 5 years that we're about to run out of water. He's like a broken record. He's the guy in charge of getting water and he has failed miserably. He basically threw his hands up in the air and went off in a huff after voters said they didn't want his precious sewage project. Not that he would have ever drunk it, he lives outside Toowoomba and would have had bottled water at work like all the councillors. It was a mad mad scheme from the start and he can't get over the rejection. We all remember how back in 2006 the council was openly admitting they didn't want it to rain so the water would run out and they could force people onto the sewage. Flanagan has done so much harm to our city.

12:29 PM, April 29, 2009

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Has any-one done the sums?
The 5 artesian bores will cost $17M to deliver an extra 5,000ML.
The pipeline from Wivenhoe will cost at least $187M to deliver 5,000ML to 10,000ML because it is not an open ended agreement.

It is an emergency supply only!

No hoses will be turned on here until the rains come.

What will become of the Carnival of Flowers this year?

There is a hidden agenda for the Wivenhoe pipeline and some in the community think that Kevie is behind it all.

2:02 PM, April 29, 2009

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Must be why Toowoomba now has the ex-Sunwater guy as its CEO.

2:44 PM, April 29, 2009

 
Anonymous newswatch said...

(Media-Newswire.com) - Premier Anna Bligh said construction of the Toowoomba Pipeline is making good progress, with just over 10% of the 38km water pipeline completed from Wivenhoe Dam to Cressbrook Dam.

“The $187 million project is on track to be finished on time in January next year,” Ms Bligh said.

“We’re getting on with the job of building this pipeline, so far close to four kilometres out of the 38 kilometre route is in the ground,” said Ms Bligh.

“We’ve got five crews working full time and they’re laying up to 350 metres of pipe a day, starting in rural land west of Esk.

“The rest of South East Queensland has had some good rain, but we have not forgotten Toowoomba’s dams are under ten percent and the situation remains dire.

“This project has so far created close to 220 jobs and provided a real boost for Toowoomba and the Brisbane Valley.

“Around 50 locals have found jobs working on the pipeline and that number will grow.

“We’ve made using local businesses a priority and the project has so far invested $5 million at a time when every dollar is vital.

“This pipeline will provide a secure water supply for the Garden City, allowing it to grow for decades to come,” she said.

Minister for Infrastructure and Planning Stirling Hinchliffe thanked Toowoomba residents for doing their bit to conserve water.

“The people of Toowoomba have cut their daily water use to under 140 litres per person,” said Mr Hinchliffe.

“Even so, the Garden City’s supply situation remains precarious, with the combined levels of its three dams now at 9.7 %, compared with 11.9 % at this time last year.

“That is why we keep building this pipeline as quickly as we can, it will be able to provide 50% more water that Toowoomba currently uses.”

The pipeline will have the capacity to deliver 14,200 megalitres of water a year to Cressbrook Dam, or 39 ML per day if needed.

2:49 PM, April 29, 2009

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You people don't know the half of it. Back in the 1960's the CIA set up a secret experimental project outside Toowoomba under the guise of a space tracking station. The technology they perfected dematerialises water which can then can be rematerialised elsewhere. So with all the rain we have been having the dams should be close to full or overflowing but the water is being captured by the Americans and used to run the air conditioners and fill the swimming pools at Pine Gap

10:01 PM, April 29, 2009

 
Blogger Concerned Ratepayer said...

Still laughing ...

4:14 PM, April 30, 2009

 

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