What are your questions about water infrastructure in NSW's rural valleys?

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WaterNSW has developed a 20 Year Infrastructure Options Study document including some options to meet long‑term level of service objectives in regulated river water supply areas across NSW (excluding Greater Sydney). Our study is now public - go to Important Links to see a copy.

We are asking you to read this Options Study and ask any questions you may have through this forum. Post questions or like and comment on others below and we'll respond to them.

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1 year ago

Living as we do in a rural area with no piped water and now in drought for 12 months we HAVE to conserve water (At $160 for 13.500 litres water is expensive!)
If city water was metered with a daily allowance for each person in a dwelling then the cost for any water used that day in excess of the allowance increased 4-fold, people would learn to conserve and use water wisely

1 year ago

Why are we still subjected to disproven water flouridation? Just 5% of the world flouridates their water - with no difference between flouridated and non-flouridated regions in terms of tooth decay (where simple brushing and flossing is practiced).
99% of the western continental Europe has rejected, banned or stopped fluoridating their own water supplies due to health and legal concerns, as have Austria, Belgium, Finland, Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, The Netherlands, Hungary, Japan and Israel.
Meanwhile, Australia ignores this fact-based trend and continues to inexplicably further h2o flourida...

1 year ago

The Murray Darling Basin and the Artesian Basin that is re charged from floodplain flows through the basin, is being systematically dismantled in favour of foreign interests, corporate greed and unethical management.
Given there is still no business case for the $480.000.000 pipeline that is deemed 'essential infrastructue' to supply water to Broken Hill from the Murray at Wentworth, how can WaterNSW expect the public to have confidence in any decision made?

1 year ago

Why is there not more publicity about saving water in every way - particularly in homes - throughout the community?

1 year ago

Could IPART establish prices for the consumption of water in proportion to the amount of reserve we have? Traditional supply and demand pricing - the higher the demand the higher the price - the scarcer the product the higher the price; pricing water this way we might be able to avoid the South African scenario (Cape Town) and keep the desalination plant in mothballs for ever.

1 year ago

Why not redesign lake cargelligo, lake curlew and sheet of water on the lower lachlan? Something similar to Lake Brewster with not only planning on better water quality and more storage but improvements of habitats for native flora and fauna with focus on tourism in the local area ie water sports, bird watching and culture tourism

1 year ago

Water restrictions in some country areas are kept permanently at Level 1 and it has served to teach us how to use water wisely. Can this not be carried out throughout all areas of NSW (and Australia) including cities so that all residents learn the importance of conserving an element that is always in short supply somewhere in Australia?

1 year ago

Why keep fluoriditing our water. We don’t need it and we should have the choice.

1 year ago

What is the estimated life span of the current Burrinjuck Dam wall given it is already 106 years old?
Has there been an option considered to build a new Burrinjuck Dam wall downstream from the existing so as to ensure longevity instead of raising the old dam wall? This will also provide greater storage capacity and flood mitigation options.

Griffith City Council

1 year ago

Can a feasibility study be carried out on the Scheme for Diversion of the Clarence River Tributaries West to the Dumaresq River? The concept was prepared by Mr David D Coffey (BE FIEAust) Consulting Engineer, Sydney back in August 1983 and only shelved due to the change in Government at the time.

• The Clarence River Diversion Scheme is very similar to The Snowy Mountains Scheme and has the potential for 1,100 gigalitres of new water per annum to be diverted to the west of the Great Dividing Range providing secure water delivery to regional NSW.
• Hydro-electric power can be generated by the...

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