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, November 13, 2009

Recycled water v. desalination debate resurfaces ...

13 November 2009

Taxpayers must fork out more than $3 billion because the State Government refuses to pump recycled water into southeast Queensland dams.

Premier Anna Bligh's decision to replace the failed Traveston Crossing Dam project with energy-hungry desalination plants – while leaving the $2.4 billion recycled water pipeline network largely idle – will add to the state's budget woes.

Analysis by The Courier-Mail has found the decision by Federal Environment Minister Peter Garrett to scrap the Traveston dam will leave a 200-megalitre-a-day gap in the Government's water supply plans from 2012.

See - Courier Mail - Anna Bligh's $3bn water blowout after Traveston decision.


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