Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Doing the obvious at last.

Something I've been going on about for years is harvesting and recycling water instead of pumping it out to sea.

That's how we waste trillions of litres of water, even though we're the driest inhabited continent, we have regular and long droughts and we run our rivers dry through crop irrigation.

Now, at last, there seems to be a small step in the right direction.

According to the Sydney Morning Herald: "The City of Sydney council is finalising plans for a recycled water network to be established throughout much of the Sydney."

It's been a long time coming.

The vast majority of the water we use is not for drinking but for commercial uses. Council's chief development officer for energy and climate change, Allan Jones, says that no more than 20% of the city's water needs to be of drinkable quality.

The SMH report is here

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