Desalination seems to be the flavour of the month in coastal cities, and the debate has arrived here. The Canberra Times reports that ACTEW is thinking about building a desalination plant on the coast then pumping the water inland and uphill to the ACT.
The article uses the word “radical”. I would probably say “ridiculous” and “prohibitively expensive”. (Then again, many Canberrans would pay the earth to keep their gardens.)
Isn’t it about time we realised there is just not enough water to sustain our lifestyle, and adapted to using the water we have more efficiently rather than constantly looking for new ways to get more?