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PETER Beatts (Table­lands Ad­ver­tiser, De­cem­ber 23) is right, why isn’t Ti­na­roo dredged?

Sun­wa­ter’s web­site doesn’t men­tion dredg­ing or deep­en­ing dams, de­spite all dams silt­ing up over time.

When Ti­na­roo was empty any­one could see where vast amounts of sand and gravel could be loaded onto trucks and sold, yield­ing a big­ger reser­voir and a handy profit.

Sun­wa­ter is sim­i­larly silent on the danger­ous dead trees in the dam; they’d be eas­ily har­vested when the wa­ter is low, im­prov­ing safety for ev­ery­one.

Was Sun­wa­ter ‘cor­po­ra­tised’ to en­gen­der a com­mer­cial mind­set or was it just so we’d get used to the idea of our dams be­ing sold?

It has to be the lat­ter, be­cause what com­pet­i­tive cor­po­ra­tion sits back while a ma­jor dam silts up and then fails to add value by sell­ing eas­ily-ac­ces­si­ble sand and gravel?

What pub­lic­ity-con­scious cor­po­ra­tion fails to ad­dress a safety is­sue like the dead trees when it is most ef­fi­cient to do so?

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