Mighty Nautilus effort
THANK you readers for your contribution in making Nautilus St a special place for us all.
The celebration the other day was a great success. There is one thing that would complete the marvel we have created - some wooden benches.
Of course, they would be well used and we would enjoy the surrounds even more. There is no way I can afford to pay for this. Is there someone who can assist in this project? If so, please call me on 4098 5335 or 0438 148 691.
Finally my grateful thanks to all you wonderful people who have helped in supplying plants ,mulch and advice as well as time - not forgetting the great support from Julia Leu and Liz Collyer and work by Sean and his willing team from the council ,without which not half would have been achieved that has.
We certainly have created a special piece of Port that we can be proud of achieving.
The NHMRC Guidelines, on which all the state’s drinking water legislation is founded, use a risk-based approach.
That means they focus on removing risks such as source water contamination, poor filter maintenance, post filter contamination, sediment in the pipes and bacflow.
Chlorine is only one of the mechanisms to ensure safe water and it is definitely not envisaged that chlorine should be used as silver bullet so that everything else can be sloppy and all other risks ignored.
The Cairns Regional Council’s approach, as defined by their report on the cost of a chlorine-free trial, is to tolerate contamination in reservoirs, dirt in pipes and the like and depend entirely on chlorine to kill the bugs which should not be there in the first place. I believe CRC is not acting within the spirit or even the definition of the NHMRC Guidelines.