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Record drought forces use of recycled water in state of Queensland

Jan 30, 2007 04:30 AM
Rod McGuirk
Associated Press

CANBERRA–The Australian state of Queensland plans to introduce recycled sewage to its drinking water as a record drought threatens water supplies around the country.


Queensland Premier Peter Beattie said falling dam levels have left his government with no choice but to introduce recycled water next year in the tropical state's southeast – one of Australia's fastest growing urban areas.

"We're not getting rain; we've got no choice," Beattie, who said his government had scrapped a referendum planned for March on the issue, told Australian Broadcasting Corp. radio.

Farms and most cities are in the grip of Australia's worst drought in a century, with some areas receiving below average rainfall for a decade.

"I think in the end, because of the drought, all of Australia are going to end up drinking recycled, purified water," he added.

But the practice, which is used in Israel, Singapore, the United States and parts of Europe, does not have widespread public support in Australia. The country's other five states and two territories have rejected the use of recycled drinking water, opting for desalination plants or tapping into underground water.

Morris Iemma, premier of New South Wales, the most populous of Australia's six states, said drinking recycled water was not inevitable for Australia's major cities, including his state capital, Sydney.

South Australia Premier Mike Rann said his state, the country's driest, already used recycled water to irrigate crops but would not introduce it to the drinking water supply.

Victoria, the second most populous state, did not need to recycle drinking water, acting Water Minister Justin Madden said, noting recycled water for industry was a better option as that would free up more drinking water.

Prime Minister John Howard, a Sydney resident, congratulated Beattie and predicted recycled water would be introduced to Sydney in the near future.

"I am very strongly in favour of recycling, and Mr. Beattie is right and I agree with him completely," Howard told Southern Cross Broadcasting radio in Sydney.

Beattie said some residents would oppose drinking recycled water. The drought-hit Queensland town of Toowoomba, 140 kilometres west of Brisbane, voted against recycled water in 2006. "We've made it clear that the water that we will put in will meet all health and safety requirements and will be probably better than what we're drinking now," he said.

With files from REUTERS

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Record drought forces use of recycled water in state of Queensland

Jan 30, 2007 04:30 AM
Rod McGuirk
Associated Press

CANBERRA–The Australian state of Queensland plans to introduce recycled sewage to its drinking water as a record drought threatens water supplies around the country.


Queensland Premier Peter Beattie said falling dam levels have left his government with no choice but to introduce recycled water next year in the tropical state's southeast – one of Australia's fastest growing urban areas.

"We're not getting rain; we've got no choice," Beattie, who said his government had scrapped a referendum planned for March on the issue, told Australian Broadcasting Corp. radio.

Farms and most cities are in the grip of Australia's worst drought in a century, with some areas receiving below average rainfall for a decade.

"I think in the end, because of the drought, all of Australia are going to end up drinking recycled, purified water," he added.

But the practice, which is used in Israel, Singapore, the United States and parts of Europe, does not have widespread public support in Australia. The country's other five states and two territories have rejected the use of recycled drinking water, opting for desalination plants or tapping into underground water.

Morris Iemma, premier of New South Wales, the most populous of Australia's six states, said drinking recycled water was not inevitable for Australia's major cities, including his state capital, Sydney.

South Australia Premier Mike Rann said his state, the country's driest, already used recycled water to irrigate crops but would not introduce it to the drinking water supply.

Victoria, the second most populous state, did not need to recycle drinking water, acting Water Minister Justin Madden said, noting recycled water for industry was a better option as that would free up more drinking water.

Prime Minister John Howard, a Sydney resident, congratulated Beattie and predicted recycled water would be introduced to Sydney in the near future.

"I am very strongly in favour of recycling, and Mr. Beattie is right and I agree with him completely," Howard told Southern Cross Broadcasting radio in Sydney.

Beattie said some residents would oppose drinking recycled water. The drought-hit Queensland town of Toowoomba, 140 kilometres west of Brisbane, voted against recycled water in 2006. "We've made it clear that the water that we will put in will meet all health and safety requirements and will be probably better than what we're drinking now," he said.

With files from REUTERS

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Can Jews drink purified sewerage?

Is it Kosher?

I hope not.
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Re: record drought forces Aussies to drink purified sewage
What do you think's coming out your tap?
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01/30/2007 11:34 AM
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water water everywhere.....
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a friend just got back from OZ. i mentioned that i'd heard there was a drought there and she just gravely nodded her head 'yes'
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01/30/2007 06:13 PM
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bump for truth that will follow the face of the globe-it will not stop in OZ
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are you talking about Aussie beer ????
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01/30/2007 06:18 PM
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Re: record drought forces Aussies to drink purified sewage
"Yeah, the illuminati are a smart bunch of slimy dogs. First they create a drought with their weather modifcation systems. Then they announce that "we need recycled fucking shit" to get through it. End result, water privatization which comes at an expensive cost. Hope those muthafuckers rot in hell."

Yes, if there's a drought you can bet the PTB have something to do with. Every times it rains it always seems to miss the catchment areas or the dams by a couple of Ks
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01/30/2007 06:21 PM
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most water treatments do not address the meds/chemicals in the water. people piss out their prozac or whatever and everyone else will be redrinking it
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01/30/2007 09:08 PM
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Recycled water isn't kosher.

Bring it on, I say.
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01/30/2007 09:50 PM
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How about Mineral Water?
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01/30/2007 10:53 PM
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get reverse osmosis/UV on your houses incoming water main. the product will be pure
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01/30/2007 11:27 PM
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Re: record drought forces Aussies to drink purified sewage
Never mind the fact that Aus is a bloody island, surrounded on all sides by ocean water that could be easily desalinated using modern evaporation techniques developed and used by the Israelis. Let em drink piss.
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01/31/2007 12:05 AM
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It is mostly desert after all.But when i was a kid in the seventies we all wasted as much water as we liked,playin under the hose,watering the concrete ect,,i never recall this happening b4 to this degree.maybe the western world has some rude shocks coming,forced to drink our own urine as though caught in a seige.
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I saw a picture somewhere tonite,with humongous deep cracks in the ground around some water plant. Not good.
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Re: record drought forces Aussies to drink purified sewage
Never mind the fact that Aus is a bloody island, surrounded on all sides by ocean water that could be easily desalinated using modern evaporation techniques developed and used by the Israelis. Let em drink piss.
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We'll drink piss if it means Jews and Israeli refugees stay away.
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The police found a bag of marijuana. Call them if you want to claim it.
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That explains a lot!

:retards:
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Re: record drought forces Aussies to drink purified sewage
are you talking about Aussie beer ????
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No, he is talking about sewage, so murikan beer.

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