Australia’s Water Recycling Efforts

January 29, 2007 at 10:46 pm Leave a comment

Australia is plagued by drought and the Queensland government has a solution that is raising eyebrows among residents. A planned referendum will propose adding treated waste water to the drinking supply. In order to convince the public a media campaign is slated to begin. According to recycling advocate Mr Beattie, “It’s probably not so much about swaying opinion, although I wouldn’t mind if that happened. It’s more about … explaining exactly what we’re doing, explaining this is about water security, this is about drought-proofing the south-east corner as much as is humanly possible.”

London, Washington and Singapore use recycled water in their drinking supply, and in Australia the isuues is seen as “the difference between life and death.”

See “QLD govt to sell recycled water idea” in The Age for more information.


Entry filed under: Australia, politics, solutions, sustainability, water, water recycling.

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