In the past few years, Canberra’s water supply has dwindled, affected by fire, drought and increased demand. While water storages are now somewhat stable (hovering around 42-45%) and usage is normally within targets, it’s not time to rest. So what is ACTEW doing to secure our water supply? Building a new dam: No. Building a recycling system: No. Building a device that can turn magic beans into water infrastructure: No. They’re pushing to raise the cost of water, stating “[ACTEW will] be spending a very substantial amount of money on new capital works and there’s been an increase in operating costs.”
Unless those capital works include a new dam, recycling infrastrcture or magic bean conversion device (ok, maybe not the magic bean device), they don’t deserve another cent. Here’s hoping the ICRC agrees.