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Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Cost of water tipped to rise 100% ...

The cost of water is likely to rise 50-100 per cent in five years, as governments invest more than $30 billion for new supplies.

Water Services Association executive director Ross Young said yesterday that higher water prices "reflect that we have really had to rethink our whole water systems in the face of the impacts of climate change".

"The new sources of water, whether they be desalination or recycled water schemes, are a lot more expensive than the traditional sources were, which were dams at the top of the ranges that conveyed water by gravity into the cities," Mr Young said. The association represents urban companies that provide water to 15 million Australians.

"We are year three or four into the 10-year building boom," he said. "These are the first new water sources that are being built for our cities in the last 30 or 40 years."

See - The Australian - Cost of water tipped to rise by 100pc.

Impact of climate change or lack of government planning ...


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