Andrew Barr’s having a busy day. He’s just announced that the ACT government is going to start pumping stormwater into aquifers for use watering ovals.
- The Government will tomorrow release a draft variation to the Territory Plan which will allow for storm water to be stored in aquifers and recovered for irrigation use when required.
Members of the community are invited to comment on the draft Variation which can be viewed from tomorrow at www.actpla.act.gov.au. The period for public comment closes on 11 September 2008.
1) They’re going to re-cycle our wee for drinking but the storm water can only be used on ovals?
2) This worse-than-wee storm water is going to be pumped into the water table?
3) At the moment the storm water makes up a percentage of our environmental flows. Are we going to have to release drinking water from storages to make up environmental flows because we’ve diverted stormwater into aquifers for putting on ovals?