Let’s settle a dry argument
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