Recycled Stormwater Among Australia O...

Recycled Stormwater Among Australia Options as Water Plant Idled

There are 7 comments on the Bloomberg story from Feb 4, 2013, titled Recycled Stormwater Among Australia Options as Water Plant Idled. In it, Bloomberg reports that:

Victoria Water Minister Peter Walsh, whose government is paying A$1.8 million a day for an idled desalination plant, said the facility costs too much and the state is considering recycling stormwater instead to meet some needs.

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true blue

Australia

#1 Feb 5, 2013
Of course recycled rainwater is - and always has been the answer, and has been suggested by 'practical experts' over the years... But no, Governments listen to the 'sunflower chewing experts' who have now left us with monsterous, expensive white elephants... With the amount of rain that has fallen in parts of this country over the last 2 years, recycling would have solved water shortage problems for a few years, without disturbing our oceans and beaches... Whatever happened to commonsense???

“Fair & Balanced”

Since: Jul 12

wherever there's a mine

#2 Feb 5, 2013
true blue wrote:
Of course recycled rainwater is - and always has been the answer, and has been suggested by 'practical experts' over the years... But no, Governments listen to the 'sunflower chewing experts' who have now left us with monsterous, expensive white elephants... With the amount of rain that has fallen in parts of this country over the last 2 years, recycling would have solved water shortage problems for a few years, without disturbing our oceans and beaches... Whatever happened to commonsense???
How much to divert the drains to run to a treatment plant? How much for the treatment plants? where do you store the treated water? How effective is it in time of drought? Doesn't treated run-off from Werribee maintain a marsh & bird habitat? Just more flap.

Use the desal plant & remove some of the small dams along the rivers to return a more natural flow. The mighty snowy is nothing more than a pitiful creek these days.
HighChair

Australia

#3 Feb 5, 2013
true blue wrote:
Of course recycled rainwater is - and always has been the answer, and has been suggested by 'practical experts' over the years... But no, Governments listen to the 'sunflower chewing experts' who have now left us with monsterous, expensive white elephants... With the amount of rain that has fallen in parts of this country over the last 2 years, recycling would have solved water shortage problems for a few years, without disturbing our oceans and beaches... Whatever happened to commonsense???


The stormwater runoff from roads at present is mixed in with all the storm water and it contaminates it from the greese and oil on the road which makes the storm water runoff unusuable. It would be impossible to separate road water runoff from normal storm water runoff. You would have to dig up every street in Australia to change the plumbing. When all cars are electric ( no oil petrol greece) and somebody invents tyres that do not leave rubber on the road then storm water runoff may become feasible to recycle.
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Botany, Australia

#4 Jun 6, 2013
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Muslim Mom

Kellyville, Australia

#5 Jun 6, 2013
Like idea of desalination water as this also common in Middle East but not like stormwater as what goes inside stormwater not getting told.
Foo

Brisbane, Australia

#6 Jun 6, 2013
HighChair wrote:
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The stormwater runoff from roads at present is mixed in with all the storm water and it contaminates it from the greese and oil on the road which makes the storm water runoff unusuable. It would be impossible to separate road water runoff from normal storm water runoff. You would have to dig up every street in Australia to change the plumbing. When all cars are electric ( no oil petrol greece) and somebody invents tyres that do not leave rubber on the road then storm water runoff may become feasible to recycle.
Incorrect.....water is a pure substance , and any contaminants can be removed from it to make it pure again. The earth has X amount of water , and the same water has been used, recycled and pruified by nature for a few million years now......(lol)...do think new water just appears from nowhere to replace wornout water ?......silly bugger..(lol)
Muslim Mom

Kellyville, Australia

#7 Jun 6, 2013
Idiot wanting reuse of old water for few million years, HAHAHAH! NO NO! Fresh water from rain, or river, or underground, not appear from nowhere, HAHAHAH!

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