Stem coun­cil wa­ter waste

Townsville Bulletin - - OPINION -

SO it’s war on wa­ter wasters, as out­lined in the Bully ( 21- 7). How about we de­clare war on coun­cil’s wa­ter wastage first, start­ing with the parks and road­ways that have bro­ken and mis­aligned ir­ri­ga­tion sys­tems and sprin­klers.

It might also be a good idea to give wa­ter users a friendly warn­ing, for not ad­her­ing to the cur­rent Level 1 wa­ter re­stric­tions that use the odds and evens sys­tems, don’t wait un­til the end of the year Coun­cil­lor Gartrell, act to­day.

With the Ross Dam at 43% and Paluma at 54% and an El Niño de­clared, we need to solve the cur­rent prob­lem now.

It is in­evitable ad­di­tional in­fra­struc­ture will have to be put in place as Townsville grows, but let’s not ex­ac­er­bate a loom­ing wa­ter cri­sis.

PAUL JA­COB, Bush­land Beach.

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