Wa­ter op­tions were avail­able

NT News - - OPINION -

IF there is one up­side to the panic over PFAS in the Kather­ine wa­ter, at least it will stop you mob steal­ing wa­ter from the un­der­ground aquifer.

A pity there wasn’t a few de­ci­sion mak­ers with back­bone a few years back when hy­drol­o­gists from the NT Wa­ter Re­sources De­part­ment iden­ti­fied an area above Kather­ine Gorge with a huge catch­ment suit­able for a dam and reser­voir.

As I have said in a pre­vi­ous let­ter, you could have had clean potable wa­ter, wa­ter for ir­ri­ga­tion, clean hy­dro­elec­tric power, con­trolled flow through the gorge, early re­lease to pre­vent town flood­ing, and a recre­ation lake.

But as is of­ten the case, these days the “noisy mi­nor­ity never do any­thing clique” get their way.

Rain­wa­ter is free, clean, it is re­new­able, manna from heaven.

Cliff Edge,

Dar­win it is it is

Rain­wa­ter is free, it is clean, it is re­new­able, it is manna from heaven

Pic­ture: JUSTIN KENNEDY

An­other horse was tar­geted at East Point with Hol­ly­wood Hit­man hav­ing a bolt em­bed­ded in its left rump. The horse was re­cently named the Aus­tralian Quar­ter Horse As­so­ci­a­tion’s high points per­for­mance horse of the NT.

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