GIVE CONTROL OF LAKE BACK
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?