I am shocked to read reports warning us about country towns close to being out of available drinking water.
It’s terrible that are still no emergency plans in place to counter what may ultimately become our worst nightmare.
Clearly the drought has been giving us one or two years’ notice, and yet, for all the posturing and grandstanding by politicians, both in and out of parliament, not one of them has taken any of it seriously, it would seem. We have had ample warnings of the “impending flood” that will surely follow the drought.
So, then, what will it take, before we have to declare an emergency state exists, and what measures are we going to take to counter it?
Why weren’t dams built together, along with the desalination plant, and why weren’t things carried forward to their logical conclusion?
Think about the billions of dollars spent on infrastructure in the past year alone, yet how much of it was for water?
DAVE BURT KINGSWOOD