Opinion

Flushing out great water supply ideas

EDITORIAL: It's lovely to be a glass-half-full kind of person, unless, of course, you're talking about water supply.

In that case you want the whole glass. And another, then some more, until you're satisfied.

Anne Maddern's push to get various bodies on the Fraser Coast talking about protecting our future water supply is to be applauded.

That is, as long as it doesn't become a series of pointless meetings mired by insincere chatter.

The onus is on those involved to take this seriously and consider all options to ensure we have the water we need, even in years of drought.

One local has been calling me repeatedly for the past few months asking for The Chronicle to push the barrow on a plan from years ago to bring water from the natural underground springs on Fraser Island across to Hervey Bay and beyond.

This has been mentioned to others, who agree it's a valid option other than the fact that environmentalists would go off their tree about it.

So it has potential.

This is the kind of plan that must be considered, even if it's awkward.

What about potable recycled water?

The thought might leave a nasty taste in your mouth but it, too, should be seriously considered.

This is the kind of dreaming that is necessary and we challenge those involved to be daring.

Bottoms up!

Topics:  editorial, fraser island, john parker, water supply




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