Let’s set­tle a dry ar­gu­ment

The Cairns Post - - VIEWS -

RE: John Philips and Nullinga Dam (CP, 13/9). Well said John.

All the rivers and streams should be sur­veyed and ap­pro­pri­ate weirs in­stalled. Aus­tralia is four-fifths semi-desert and de­pends en­tirely on rain that gen­er­ally ar­rives in one lump at the wrong time and quickly drains away.

Nine-tenths of our pop­u­la­tion lives on that nar­row green strip strad­dling the hills be­tween Ade­laide and Cairns.

Each day we each use, abuse and con­tam­i­nate about 40 litres of fresh potable wa­ter and dump it into the sea. Th­ese mil­lions of litres of wa­ter could be cleansed, as it is else­where, and pumped back to the farms and fields. Norm Match­ett, Par­ra­matta Park

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