I received in my letterbox a piece of political propaganda authorised by “Water our Garden City Inc” titled “Say NO to Drinking Recycled Sewage”.
According to the leaflet, recycled water is unnecessary, not green, expensive and dangerous.
Now I’m no water expert, but I do like to pay attention to the science and as far as I’m aware recycled water is safe and is used successfully in other parts of the world. In fact, places like Adelaide have been drinking our treated effluent for years and they all seem to be pretty healthy (well, physically – I can’t comment on their mental state).
I object to this scare campaign which capitilises on the ‘yuck’ factor of recycled water to turn people away from a safe and environmentally friendly option.